from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. Chiefly Southern U.S. At least.
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- adv. at least
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. At least; at all events.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- At least: an obsolete or colloquial form of leastwise.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. if nothing else (`leastwise' is informal and `leastways' is colloquial)
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'Nothing at all, Edie dear; leastways, that is, nothing to speak of,' said her mother, coming up from the shop hot and flurried from her desperate encounter with the redoubtable Miss Luttrell.
"It ain't the SMILING JANE," said one of the seamen; "leastways," he added cautiously, "it wasn't when I came aboard."
Which is a bad thing, cause I always liked Lou and nobody likes a thief, leastways one that's low enough to steal from another carny.
In the meantime, you just rest up and think about what things you want to pack, because we'll just about have to set up housekeeping on your stuff -- leastways, the front part of the house.
He didn't tell it, Miss -- leastways, not until after them three others boarded us.
He was gentler than a woman — leastways, than the "girls" who used to live in some big buildin's across the way there where you see the warehouse now.
If you can't get soup you can leastways get applesauce.
But there was no storm, leastways not any rain storm to speak of, and the hunt sucked.
She is the experienced one, leastways that is what she is running on.
Gibson got some money, but like Brando in The Waterfront, he coulda been a contender, and wasn't, leastways not for his first novel.