'cause

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Aphetic form of because; first used in the 15th century.

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'cause

  1. (colloquial, slang) Because.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 7, Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      “[…] if you call my duds a ‘livery’ again there'll be trouble. It's bad enough to go around togged out like a life saver on a drill day, but I can stand that 'cause I'm paid for it. […]”

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