adjective Dialect.


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Examples from the Web for purtier

Historical Examples of purtier

  • Sure, there's nothin' purtier than yerselves can be seen in the dark.

    The Doctor

    Ralph Connor

  • She's dressed up fit to kill, and she's purtier than a peach-blossom.

  • Then the divil a purtier jig you ever danced in your life; wait till I show you how your left toe wint.

    Fardorougha, The Miser

    William Carleton

  • Larry, indeed, didn't bear death so well as Sally; but you couldn't meet a purtier corpse than she was in a day's travelling.

    The Ned M'Keown Stories

    William Carleton

  • A purtier little critter than little Nelly never breathed, wi' her great round eyes an' sweet mouth.

    Her Benny

    Silas Kitto Hocking

Word Origin and History for purtier



1829, representing a colloquial pronunciation of pretty (adj.).

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