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  • proper n. Eye dialect spelling of New York, representing New York City English.

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Examples

  • N'Yawk, white around his mouth, approached Mrs. Louderer.

    Letters of a Woman Homesteader

  • Soon a gentle, drizzling rain began, and the punchers hurriedly made their beds, as they did so twitting N'Yawk about making his between our tent and the fire.

    Letters of a Woman Homesteader

  • That started an inquiry and search which speedily showed that some one with a bleeding wound had gotten in with N'Yawk.

    Letters of a Woman Homesteader

  • N'Yawk was not yet up, so Herman walked over to his bed, kicked him a few times, and told him he would scald him if he didn't turn out.

    Letters of a Woman Homesteader

  • His getting in with N'Yawk had been a daring ruse, but a successful one.

    Letters of a Woman Homesteader

  • "Daisy Belle," because he whistled that tune so much and because he had nose-bleed so much, -- couldn't even ride a broncho but his nose would bleed for hours afterwards; and the other, "N'Yawk," so called from his native State.

    Letters of a Woman Homesteader

  • 'At goat traveled f'm N'Yawk to San F'mcisco in de vegetable bin on a dinin' cah.

    Lady Luck

  • And if I take a squint at the copper proposition, it will be mostly in Ferdie's interest -- Ferdie is the capitalist, comparatively speaking; but he can't tear himself away from little old N'Yawk.

    Copper Streak Trail

  • N'Yawk was a great boaster; said he wasn't afraid of no durned outlaw, -- said his father had waded in bloody gore up to his neck and that he was a chip off the old block, -- rather hoped the chase would come our way so he could try his marksmanship.

    Letters of a Woman Homesteader

  • Two of the boys were tenderfeet: one from Tennessee called "Daisy Belle," because he whistled that tune so much and because he had nose-bleed so much, -- couldn't even ride a broncho but his nose would bleed for hours afterwards; and the other, "N'Yawk," so called from his native State.

    Letters of a Woman Homesteader

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