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purty

[pur-tee] /ˈpɜr ti/
adjective, Dialect
1.
pretty.
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Examples from the web for purty
  • The result would be not only purty pictures but some pretty neat science, hopefully.
  • High-resolution screen makes maps look mighty purty.
  • He was purty sociable and mighty well liked by everybody in the community.
Word Origin and History for purty
adj.

1829, representing a colloquial pronunciation of pretty (adj.).

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