absitively

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of absolutely and positively

Alternative forms[edit]

Adverb[edit]

absitively (comparative more absitively, superlative most absitively)

  1. (informal, humorous or childish) Absolutely and positively.
    • 1919, Peter Clark MacFarlane, The Exploits of Bilge and Ma, Boston: Little, Brown, & Company, LCCN 19014798, OL 6618956M, page 108:
      Curfew absitively must not ring!
    • 1919, George Allen England, Keep Off the Grass, Boston: Small, Maynard & Company, LCCN 19010469, OL 6617274M, ch. VII, page 94:
      His heart being weak, of course they couldn't draft him, but anyhow they just absitively insisted on his going to work.
    • 1973 March 11, “Major Fred C. Dobbs”, M*A*S*H[1] season 1 episode 22:
      "Colonel Blake has okayed my transfer."
      "You're serious, Frank. You're leaving."
      "Absitively."
      "Gee, Frank, this place won't seem the same without you. It'll be terrific."
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.

Usage notes[edit]

Often used in combination with posilutely/posolutely.

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