li'l

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See also: lil, li-l, lil', and lil-

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Etymology[edit]

Contracted from little, especially as pronounced with flapping, when the /t/ is barely audible.

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li'l

  1. Eye dialect spelling of little.
    • 1898, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Folks from Dixie‎, page 118:
      " Go s'eepy, baby; don' you be 'Paid; mammy ain' gwine let nuffin' hu't you, even ef pappy don' wan' look at huh li'l face. Bye, bye, go s'eepy, mammy's li'l gal."
    • 2006, Cris Burks, Neecey's lullaby:
      Jesse called her his li'l cutie pie. Because she was happy to be so cute and her daddy's little girl,

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