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adjective Dialect.
  1. pretty.
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Examples from the Web for purty

Historical Examples of purty

  • Git hould of the girl Cynthie, an' give her the tip that things is purty bad.


    W. A. Fraser

  • I had a peep at him in the stall, an' he's lookin' purty fit.


    W. A. Fraser

  • Wall, now, that's purty good of ye, I'll be durned it it ain't.

  • Ses she, "Peter, cum in and see what purty chillun you've got."

  • Then you had as purty a little horse as a man ever throwed a leg over, anywhere.

Word Origin and History for purty


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

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