absotively

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Blend of absolutely and positively

AdverbEdit

absotively (not comparable)

  1. (informal, humorous or childish) Absolutely and positively.
    • 1920 September, “Style and Stability (advertisement)”, The Rotarian, volume 17, number 3, page 159: 
      That is one of the twelve reasons why Charlotte Diners are absotively the best little old dining chairs produced in this Land of the Free—and Prohibition has nothing to do with it.
    • 1925, Octavus Roy Cohen, Bigger and Blacker, Boston: Little, Brown, and Company, LCCN 25009513, OL 6677250M:
      “I is sad; absotively mis'able. What you reckon kind of pitcher they is takin' down there?”
    • 1994, Joseph Heller, Closing Time, ISBN 9780671746049, LCCN 94020604, OL 1096036M:
      Absotively, Admiral Dewey?” “Posilutely, General Grant.”
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.

Usage notesEdit

See absitively.

See alsoEdit

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