Definition of Mauther

1. n. A girl; esp., a great, awkward girl; a wench.



Definition of Mauther

1. Noun. (archaic UK dialect) A girl, especially, a great awkward girl. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mauther

1. an awkward girl [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Mauther

maundrils
maunds
maundy
maungier
maungiest
maungy
maunna
mauritania
mauritius
mausolea
mausoleal
mausolean
mausoleum
mausoleums
maut
mauther (current term)
mauthers
mauts
mauvais
mauvais quart d'heure
mauvaise
mauvaise honte
mauvaise langue
mauvaniline
mauve
mauvein
mauveine
mauveines
mauveins
mauvelous

Literary usage of Mauther

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1. The Vocabulary of East Anglia: An Attempt to Record the Vulgar Tongue of the by Robert Forby (1830)
"You talk like a foolish mauther," says Restive to Dame Pliant, in the Alchemist. It seems peculiarly an East-Anglian word. So at least it was considered by ..."

2. A Glossary of Obscure Words and Phrases in the Writings of Shakspeare and by Charles Mackay (1887)
"mauther. A word still employed in Norfolk and Suffolk for a young girl. Ben Jonson, in the "Alchemist," has the exclamation of a brother to a sister :— Alas ..."

3. Soper's Select Speaker: Containing Choicest Orations, Humorous, Dramatic and by Henry Marlin Soper, Soper School of Oratory (1901)
"An' now, dear Lord, if I've asked fer too much Yer can let all the others go— Jest 'member dear mauther "an' pore little Ben," An' mi—Well, I don't count ..."

4. Publications by English Dialect Society (1896)
"Clammy, adhesive, sticking to whatever comes in contact with it. * Maunder ing. Querulous, complaining [Spur.]. mauther or ..."

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