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IPA(key): [ˈbɛt̪ɚ]



  1. (imitating Irish accent) Eye dialect spelling of better.
    • 1872, Horatio Alger, Jr., Phil, The Fiddler[1]:
      "Will you, thin?" demanded Pat. "Thin the sooner you do it the betther.
    • 1904, Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond), The Magnetic North[2]:
      An' whin ye've been at it an hour ye'll find it goes betther wid a little blasphemin';" and he gave his end of the saw to the reluctant Potts.
    • 1921, Mary Grant Bruce, (Please provide the book title or journal name)[3]:
      "'Tis the soldiers have betther treatment than the officers whin it comes to boardin' transports," said the friendly policeman.