furrin

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furrin (comparative more furrin, superlative most furrin)

  1. Eye dialect spelling of foreign.
    • 1882, Louisa M. Alcott, Kitty's Class Day And Other Stories[1]:
      I do relish the smart sayins, the odd ways of furrin parts, and the sarcastic slaps at folkses weak spots.
    • 1877, R. D. Blackmore, Erema[2]:
      And the gutturals of that furrin English is always a little hard to catch.
    • 1887, R. D. Blackmore, Springhaven[3]:
      Not that my young gentleman is troublesome, mind you, only so full of them outlandish furrin ways--abideth all day long without ating ort, so different from a honest Englishman.