commonty

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

1594 Marry, I will; let them play it. Is not a commonty a Christmas gambold or a tumbling-trick? — Shakespeare, The Taming of the Shrew, Induction (prologue), Scene 2

Noun[edit]

commonty (uncountable)

  1. Shakespeare's jesting mispronunciation of comedy, put into the mouth of Christopher Sly.

Scots[edit]

Noun[edit]

commonty (plural commonties)

  1. (obsolete) community