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Examples from the Web for purtiest

Historical Examples of purtiest

  • That's the very time o' day the girls are purtiest,—just about sundown.

  • An' they're the purtiest critter alive an' the spryest an' the mos' graceful.'

    Eben Holden

    Irving Bacheller

  • His half-breed children were the purtiest things I ever saw in my life.

  • "The purtiest girl in this parish, anyhow," replied Flanagan, unawares.

    Fardorougha, The Miser

    William Carleton

  • Yes, I see her, and I think she's about the purtiest creeter that I ever sot eyes on.

    Mildred at Home

    Martha Finley

Word Origin and History for purtiest



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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper