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Definitions

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  • verb Eye dialect spelling of hold.

Etymologies

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A representation of the pronunciation of hold by a speaker whose dialect lacks the voiceless glottal fricative or transition (IPA: [h]).

Examples

  • "The energy he's playing with and he's coming back hard," Boudreau said when asked to define 'old Ovi.'

    Is 'old Ovi' back?

  • By 'old friends,' I'm sure he meant secret police.

    Australian Novelist Disappears in China

  • Though the Internet is becoming increasingly accessible, most 'old media' outlets are sticking to their traditional models.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • Comedies like Miranda and Not Going Out are making the 'old skool' studio-based sitcom format cool again, for example.

    BBC News - Home

  • Comedies like Miranda and Not Going Out are making the 'old skool' studio-based sitcom format cool again, for example.

    BBC News - Home

  • The songs have meaning, they're not just 'old folk songs' and are sung with venom and glee.

    The Guardian World News

  • Now he forms part of the new 'old guard', knowing the legacy he inherits will be fairly significant.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • Two and a Half Men and, as I was starving, cooked myself an 'old school' meal.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • "Tried to update our Sina weibo account today (to explain the English idiom 'old hand') and this is the message we (got)," he wrote, linking to a picture of the message.

    Reuters: Top News

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