reet

adj.

"good, proper, excellent," 1934, jazz slang, from American English dialectal pronunciation of right (adj.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for reet

Historical Examples of reet

  • "Bessie, you're reet clipt and heeled for sure," responded her companion.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine

  • "I mak' no doubt as you're reet, Dick," said Matthew, meekly.

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine

  • Now, if 'night' is 'nicht,' why is 'right' 'reet'—either 'the noo' or at any other time?

    The History of "Punch"

    M. H. Spielmann

  • I ha' na getten no reet to no soart o' pleasure, I dare say.

    That Lass O' Lowrie's

    Frances Hodgson Burnett

  • What mowtn't be reet fur other lasses to do, is reet enow fur me.

    That Lass O' Lowrie's

    Frances Hodgson Burnett