'cause

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See also: cause and causé

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Aphetic form of because; first used in the 15th century.

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'cause

  1. (colloquial, slang) Because.
    • 1913, Joseph C. Lincoln, chapter 7, in Mr. Pratt's Patients:
      “[…] if you call my duds a ‘livery’ again there'll be trouble. It's bad enough to go around togged out like a life saver on a drill day, but I can stand that 'cause I'm paid for it. […]”
    • 2018 "Quintessential Deckerstar", Lucifer
      D.B. Woodside as Amenadiel: "Something Charlotte said made me think. Maybe celestial beings and humans, Luci maybe they aren't that different."
      Tom Ellis as Lucifer Morningstar: "What, are we talking in bed? 'Cause we know all know my skills are preternatural. But I suppose you on the other hand..."

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'cause

  1. Aphetic form of acause (because).

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