sparra

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Eye dialect spelling of sparrow, representing Cockney English.

Noun[edit]

sparra (plural sparras)

  1. (London, chiefly Cockney) A sparrow.
    • 2008, Jon Wise, Double trouble as soap won't wash, People
      Jason dons as crewed-up accent that Madonna would be proud of. While Martine, loved for being a cockney sparra, unfortunately goes posh.
    • 1859, Samuel Carter Hall, The book of the Thames: from its rise to its fall, p. 351
      "Ah ! ah ! the fun was, one of the company said it was as like a sparra as one pea is like another; how I did laugh to myself, for she grew quite offended like, and insisted that this was a light brown bird, but that a sparra was next to black"

Scots[edit]

Noun[edit]

sparra (plural sparras)

  1. A sparrow.