posilutely

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Blend of positively and absolutely

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AdverbEdit

posilutely (not comparable)

  1. (informal, humorous or childish) Positively and absolutely.
    • 1922 June, Percy K. Fitzhugh, “Roy Blakely's Bee-Line Hike”, Boys' Life, volume 12, number 6, ISSN 0006-8608, page 19: 
      “Anyway, we're not trespassing now,” Hunt put in. “Posilutely not,” I said.
    • 1994, Joseph Heller, Closing Time, ISBN 9780671746049, LCCN 94020604, OL 1096036M:
      “Absotively, Admiral Dewey?” “Posilutely, General Grant.”
    • 1998, Lewis Kornfeld, The Pheromone Factor: Twenty-Five Short Stories:
      "No way, madam, it's posilutely confidential," I chuckled.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.

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Last modified on 3 April 2014, at 01:35