sartin

EnglishEdit

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  • sarten

AdjectiveEdit

sartin

  1. Eye dialect spelling of certain.
    • 1841, Various, Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 1, July 17, 1841[1]:
      If the marrow in one's backbone should melt, it would be sartin to run out at the tip of one's tail.
    • 1895, Frederick Marryat, Peter Simple and The Three Cutters, Vol. 1-2[2]:
      "Why do you say so?" replied I. "Because I think, nay, I may say that I'm sartin, we'll have a hurricane afore morning."
    • 1910, Edward Marshall and Charles T. Dazey, In Old Kentucky[3]:
      This here's a mountain fireplace, sartin sure.

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