vife

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Noun[edit]

vife

  1. (archaic) Pronunciation spelling of wife.
    • 1834, Young Hearts: A Novel by a Recluse. With a Preface by Miss Jane Porter (page 106)
      [] I said you didn't like them ere strong liquors, but if he warn't particular, I was sure you would pledge him in a glass of juniper, for I had always made you, since we had been man and vife[sic], take a drop afore you went to market, to keep cold out.

Usage notes[edit]

Imitating Cockney speech, where /v/ often replaced /w/.

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