Definitions

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  • adv. nothing but; only; just

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Only; no one but; nothing but.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Given your use of “nobbut”, have you had difficult time down pit lad?

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • You know George when I was nobbut a lad one needed real brains to get into university and we studied real subjects in those days - we never had time for hate campaigns and racism. one had a pint or two and chased girls, boys, and most students actually came away with a proper degree, got a job and became a useful member of society - how times have changed.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • “You know George when I was nobbut a lad one needed real brains to get into university and we studied real subjects in those days - we never had time for hate campaigns and racism”.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • He started off making bobbins at $1.20 a week when he was a lad - and then worked his way up to the top of America industry with nobbut hard work and spirit!

    The Tyranny of the Unique Individual

  • I ha nobbut work to live by; and wheerever can I go, I who ha worked sin I were no heighth at aw, in Coketown heer?

    Hard Times

  • "Stove's nobbut a curiosity these days-a history lesson for the schoolchildren-but the refrigerator comes in handy, so it does."

    Wizard and Glass

  • As for us "-he shook his head-" thas 'why ye see nobbut on road.

    The Robin And The Kestrel

  • "So long as ye don 'drive th' custom away, 'tis nobbut t 'me," he replied absently.

    The Lark And The Wren

  • "I recall a time, when the lad was nobbut a bairn, that he …" Scott stopped, unable to continue the story.

    THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK

  • "Tha'll get nobbut nonsense out o 'him, for all he means nae ill."

    War for the Oaks

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