for reals

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

for reals (not comparable)

  1. (slang) for real.
    • 1983, John Treadwell Nichols, The Magic Journey
      "No he's not really, is he for reals?" the big-eyed little girl asked her brother.

Adverb[edit]

for reals (not comparable)

  1. (slang) for real.
    • 1998, José Cruz González, Calabasas Street
      MIERCOLES (crossing her fingers behind her back). For reals. Cross my heart.
    • 2006, Robin Wasserman, Wrath
      "Oh, yeah, like, totally, I mean, you know, whatever," Miranda said, giggling. "For reals, dude."

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Usage notes[edit]

This construction is most common among Mexicans living in the US.