summat

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈsʌmət/, /ˈzʌmət/
Homonyms: summit (in some dialects)

Etymology[edit]

Dialectical variant of somewhat attested from the 18th century

Pronoun[edit]

summat

  1. (UK, regional) Something.
    • 1809, Theodore Hook, "Killing No Murder" in The Sporting Magazine, vol. 34, no. 202, p. 185
      ...every gentleman tips us summat, we looks for it as natural as possible.
    • 1825 October 12, Walter Scott, Letters (published 1935), IX.245
      They require the atmosphere of a cigar and the amalgam of a sum'mat comfortable.
    1859, George Eliot, Adam Bede, I.i.i.10
    A man must learn summat beside Gospel to make them things.
    • 1947, Thomas Armstrong, King Cotton, p. 53
      Does he think I’ve been soaping up to the Governor or summat?
    1997, J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, iv:
    ‘Got summat fer yeh here – I mighta sat on it at some point, but it’ll taste all right.’
    • 2006, Robin Jarvis, Thomas, p. 20
      Why go all the way to find summat that ain’t there?

Adverb[edit]

summat (not comparable)

  1. (UK, regional) Somewhat, to a limited extent or degree

Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

summat

  1. plural form of summa