wrassle

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wrassle (third-person singular simple present wrassles, present participle wrassling, simple past and past participle wrassled)

  1. Eye dialect spelling of wrestle, representing African American Vernacular English.
    • 1937, Zora Neale Hurston, Their Eyes Were Watching God, Harper Perennial (2000), page 84:
      Poor Jody! He ought not to have to wrassle in there by himself.