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  1. (dated or nonstandard) plural of deer
    • 1984, Justin Wilson, Howard Jacobs, More Cajun Humor, page 79,
      “Not dem kinda deers, dese de kine wit′ antling.”
      She say, “I′m goin′ witcha.”
      He say, “I'll be damned, iss not′ing but a dirty ol′ men's camp an′ you can′t go.”
      Well, she bawled an′ squalled and raise some sand, but he went to hont dem deers.
    • 1985, R.E.M., "Cant Get There from Here" from Fables of the Reconstruction
      "Tris is sure to shirr the deers out"
    • 2001, William Arnett, Emmer Sewell, Paul Arnett, William Arnett (editors), Souls Grown Deep: African American Vernacular Art of the South, Volume 2, page 191,
      “They there to scare the deers away from the garden. Deers, they slip in here at night and make a mess eating up things,” she says.
    • 2006, Phil Bowie, Guns, page 296,
      “I thought he used to be a hunter or something,” Hardin said.
      “If you call shooting deers in some kind of deer zoo great sport,” Sarah said.
Usage notes[edit]

Modern usage is likely to be regarded as an error or indicative of nonstandard speech. The standard (irregular) plural is deer.

Occasionally used in the sense of more than one species, especially when appearing in combination (such as red deer / red deers).