sorta

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Written form of a reduction of sort + of

Adverb[edit]

sorta (not comparable)

  1. (informal) Sort of; somewhat; not quite.
    The portraits on the wall aren't so useful, just sorta cool to have around
    • 1912, Caspar Whitney, Albert Britt, Outing: Sport, Adventure, Travel, Fiction, Volume 60, page 680,
      'Webb,' he says sorta sorrowful like, 'it looks like a howlin' shame to have a bang-up American girl hooked up to a money-grubbin' member of the British nobility. [] '
    • 1993 July, Sort of a Hero, in Boys' Life, page 34,
      In fact the whole thing sorta backfired on old Chuck — and on me and Pete too. Instead of laughing about it, most people thought it was pretty crummy.

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Contraction[edit]

sorta (plural sortsa)

  1. (colloquial) sort of.
    There's gotta be some sorta explanation.
    • 2001, Lawrence A. Wenzel, The Sandcastle at High Tide, page 97,
      He glanced at her then back at me. "What sorta research?"
      "Well, war correspondent might not be too far off," I said.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

sorta f (plural sorte)

  1. sort, type, kind

Verb[edit]

sorta

  1. Feminine singular past participle of sorgere.

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

sȏrta f (Cyrillic spelling со̑рта)

  1. sort, kind

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