daid (not comparable)

  1. Eye dialect spelling of dead.
    • 1910, Robert W. Chambers, Ailsa Paige[1]:
      How can I believe such things of--of Constance Berkley--of yo' daid mother----" "I don't know," he said dully.
    • 1916, Peggy Edmund & Harold W. Williams, compilers, Toaster's Handbook[2]:
      He rose, stretched, and grumbled: "I wish I wuz daid.
    • 1919, Henry Herbert Knibbs, The Ridin' Kid from Powder River[3]:
      "Why, he's daid!" he exclaimed, poking the lion with the muzzle of his gun.
    • 1922, Paul Laurence Dunbar, The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar[4]:
      Ah, Mistah 'Possum, we got you at las'-- Need n't play daid, laying dah on de groun'; Fros' an' de 'simmons has made you grow fas',-- Won't he be fine when he's roasted up brown!
    • 1929, Carl Henry Grabo, The Cat in Grandfather's House[5]:
      In de mawnin' w'en he go to milk de cow, sho'nuf dey wuz a hawg a-lyin' on its side, daid.




  1. soft mutation of taid
Last modified on 8 February 2014, at 16:37