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  1. (nonstandard) Contraction of I is, meaning I am (or other senses of be).
    • 1907, McClure's Magazine, Page 416,
      I jes' ‘mence tellin' ‘er all ‘bout ‘ow I'se comin' down de road, an' all ‘bout ole man where's []
    • 1966, “I'se the B'y”, by Dick Nolan
      I'se the b'y that builds the boat
      And I'se the b'y that sails her
      I'se the b'y that catches the fish
      And brings 'em home to Liza
  2. (nonstandard) Contraction meaning I have.
    • 1887, Making of America Project, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell, The Living Age, page 108:
      I'se sabed up quite a heap ; an' John mean to put it inter hosses an' a dray []

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