Blend of absolutely + positively
absitively (comparative more absitively, superlative most absitively)
- (informal, humorous or childish) Absolutely and positively.
1919, MacFarlane, Peter Clark, The Exploits of Bilge and Ma, Boston: Little, Brown, & Company, LCCN 19014798, OL 6618956M, page 108:
- Curfew absitively must not ring!
1919, England, George Allen, Keep Off the Grass, Boston: Small, Maynard & Company, LCCN 19010469, OL 6617274M, ch. VII, page 94:
- His heart being weak, of course they couldn't draft him, but anyhow they just absitively insisted on his going to work.
1973 March 11, “Major Fred C. Dobbs”, M*A*S*H, season 1, episode 22:
- "Colonel Blake has okayed my transfer."
- "You're serious, Frank. You're leaving."
- "Gee, Frank, this place won't seem the same without you. It'll be terrific."
- For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:absitively.
Often used in combination with posilutely/posolutely.