Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE). DARE. A reference tool. Not to prescribe or even describe how Americans speak. To record the varieties of English that are not found everywhere in the US.
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professor at University of Wisconsin.
Wisconsin (Wisconsin English Language
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1) beyond one’s abilities (esp Sth, Wst)
Question: Joking names for a man’s wife…“I have to go down and pick up my _____.” (SC)
3) To share a bed with a person of the opposite sex while fully clothed (or with some other impediment to sexual intercourse); chiefly NEast.
4) To court, woo.
5) To make an err in judgment… “He usually handles things well, but this time he certainly _____.” (KY)
1) slightly burnt around the edges. (cTX)
1) a spring peeper or young frog.
1) a dense, icy fog; formerly also a snowstorm.
1) to give or loan; rarely, to borrow.
Question: “I need five dollars before Saturday, will you ____ it to me?”
1) Indiana: pitch-in
2) nILL: scramble
1) Manhattan: potsy
2) Chicago: sky blue
Reference PE 2843.D52 1985