or tent·ie

[ ten-tee ]

adjective,tent·i·er, tent·i·est.Scot.
  1. watchful; attentive.

Origin of tenty

First recorded in 1545–55; tent3 + -y1

Words Nearby tenty

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How to use tenty in a sentence

  • Fower tenty lads were on the tap, hauldin' the line and mindin' for his signals.

    David Balfour, Second Part | Robert Louis Stevenson
  • I opened them wide, she astonished me so; and, as true as you live, she began to tickle them with a tenty-tointy brush.

    Phemie Frost's Experiences | Ann S. Stephens