Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To hurt; injure; wound.
- n. Hurt; harm.
- n. A Middle English form of dear.
- n. A Middle English form of deer.
- n. transitive Hurt; harm; injury.
- v. transitive To hurt; harm; injure; wound.
- v. transitive To annoy, trouble, grieve.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To hurt; to harm; to injure.
- n. obsolete Harm.
- From Middle English deren, derien, from Old English derian ("to damage, injure, hurt, harm"), from Proto-Germanic *darjanan (“to injure, harm”), from Proto-Indo-European *dʰō(w)- (“to sharpen”). Cognate with Scots dere, deir ("to harm, hurt, injure"), Saterland Frisian dera ("to injure, damage"), West Frisian deare, derre ("to harm, injure"), Dutch deren ("to injure, damage, scathe"), Middle High German tern ("to injure"). Related to dart. (Wiktionary)
“My dear SJ…..dere are MANY MANY fine, fine men out dere dat you would be surprised to find have great admirurments fur ur figyur.”
“*luks like dere be lots o poodles frum Hanna out dere*”
“Don't you go for to pretend you don't know as Mouldiwarps 'as got tongues in dere heads same's what you've got.”
“I do not like trouble," said the naturalist shaking his head good-humouredly over a squeeze of his lemon; – "dere is no use in having trouble – I get out of it so soon as I can – but I will get in it wiz pleasure for you, Miss Elisabet '– what you tell me – if you will tell me if that is too much sucker.”
“This is an interesting discussion, but for Pete’s sake let’s put an end to the highbrow Appalachian writing style: “One hears tell …”, “quantum mechanics … sumptin dere”.”
“So at that point the traditionalists had to say, yeah, mebbe ya got sumptin dere.”
“I remember, when I been baptize dere, I was just a little small child.”
“Fo' dey git dere ole Santy had it all trimmed up wif his presents; an 'when de critters trope up, dey sure was bustin' wif s'prize when dey see all de tails an 'wings an' legs hangin 'dere.”
“Page 11 names, but I allus thought dat wuz 'coz dey hedn't nuffin' else ter call dere own.”
“I mind now dat all de pore white folks hez got some two tree names, but I allus thought dat wuz 'coz dey hedn't nuffin' else ter call dere can.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘dere’.
Ever play "Words With Friends" with someone and they throw down some strange, unlikely group of letters that makes even the most mild and squeaky clean tongued person say "whiskey tango foxtrot"? ...
A more narrow version of *e?e by pterodactyl, this one is ?e?e.
Looking for tweets for dere.