tusky

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English tusky, equivalent to tusk +‎ -y.

Adjective[edit]

tusky (comparative tuskier, superlative tuskiest)

  1. Having tusks, especially prominent tusks.
    • 1697: John Dryden, The Aeneid translated from Virgil (Book I, line 448)
      [] And at full cry pursued the tusky boar.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

tusky (uncountable)

  1. (dialect, Yorkshire) rhubarb, sticks from that vegetable
    • 1987 [1981], Tony Harrison, “The Rhubarbarians II”, in Continuous: 50 sonnets from 'The School of Eloquence' (Poetry), London: Rex Collins, →ISBN:
      [] mi little stick of Leeds grown tusky draws
      galas of rhubarb from the MET-set palms.

Middle English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From tusk +‎ -y.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

tusky

  1. (rare, Late Middle English) tusky

Descendants[edit]

  • English: tusky

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