EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Variant of onliest.

AdjectiveEdit

onlest (not comparable)

  1. (US, dialectal, especially African-American Vernacular, possibly dated) Only.
    I'm the onlest father them boys has got.
    • c. 1850-1970, Scott Dunbar, quoted in 2009 by William R. Ferris in Give My Poor Heart Ease: Voices of the Mississippi Blues →ISBN:
      I knowed the onlest thing to get her cured was to get a bucket of ice water, []

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