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purty

[pur-tee]
adjective Dialect.
  1. pretty.
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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

purty

adj.

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

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