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direcshun (plural direcshuns)

  1. Eye dialect spelling of direction.
    • 1868, Anna E. Dickinson, What Answer?[1]:
      At dat de woman streaked right into de house, an' got me some bread an' meat, an' tole me to eat it up an' not talk about payin,'--'we don't charge good, faithful niggers nothin',' she said,--so I thanked her an' eat it all up, an' den, when de man had tole me how to go, I went right long till I got out ob sight ob de little house, an' den I got into de woods, an' turned right round de oder way an' made tracks fast as I could in dat direcshun."
    • 1874, Edwin Eastman, Seven and Nine years Among the Camanches and Apaches[2]:
      The company's post war the nearest, so I jest took down the river in that direcshun.