Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A dialectal variant of root.
  • noun A dialectal variant of right.
  • To smooth, or put in order; comb, as the hair.

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  • adjective Geordie right
  • adverb Geordie right

Etymologies

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From eye dialectal spelling of right.

Examples

  • Rockefeller Center Properties is a REIT-pronounced "reet" - a company that gives stockholders a real-estate investment without their having to worry about collecting the rent, shoveling snow off the sidewalks or finding new tenants.

    Beware These Trusts

  • S. O'BRIEN: Let's begin on Wall S.reet, which is already taking in reports from overseas the worldwide sell off is now in a second day.

    CNN Transcript Feb 28, 2007

  • Oh and Simon, I know plenty of real people hereabout that say 'reet'.

    Well I know it his job

  • Oh and Simon, I know plenty of real people hereabout that say 'reet'.

    Archive 2007-11-01

  • 'night' is 'nicht,' why is 'right' 'reet' -- either 'the noo' or at any other time?

    The History of "Punch"

  • With perfect timing Nokia and the old fashioned Chief Inspector passed us in the corridor, the Chief Insp said “yah all reet Nokia”, end of conversation with Insp.Priceless. on October 30, 2009 at 10: 48 pm kKop

    Christmas Shopping In Ruraltown « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • Bet the Eqality and Diversity dept. are reet proud of the utterence of their drone of an Acc. too on March 18, 2010 at 7: 54 pm inspectorgadget

    “Response Times” Are Back SHOCK! « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • “I want to look reet when I arrive in Washington.”

    A Covert Affair

  • “I want to look reet when I arrive in Washington.”

    A Covert Affair

  • The government has long struggled to patrol the massive S.uthern border, which is illegally crossed by immigrants and drugs from Mexico and by guns and money heading south from the U.S. Brian L. Frank for The Wall S.reet Journal The U.S.

    Freeze Imperils Virtual Border Fence

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