Definition of Reasty

1. a. Rusty and rancid; -- applied to salt meat.



Definition of Reasty

1. Adjective. (obsolete UK dialect) rusty and rancid; applied to salt meat ¹

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Definition of Reasty

1. rancid [adj REASTIER, REASTIEST] - See also: rancid

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Reasty

reast
reasted
reastier
reastiest
reasting
reasts
reasty (current term)
reata
reatas
reate
reates
reattach
reattached
reattaches
reattaching
reattachment
reattachments
reattachs
reattack
reattacked
reattacking

Literary usage of Reasty

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1. A Glossary of the Cleveland Dialect: Explanatory, Derivative, and Critical by John Christopher Atkinson (1868)
"Cr. Gl. under reasty. Beist, vn To be restive, to display stubbornness or obstinacy. Fr. restif, stubborn, drawing backward, that will not go forward. ..."

2. The Ohio Educational Monthly: A Journal of School and Home Education by Ohio State Teachers Association (1872)
"N. [Northern] Vulgarly pronounced in the South rusty, as rusty bacon." The word reasty is used by Skelton,— " And then came ..."

3. Publications by English Dialect Society (1894)
"86 (in Hal. Dict.). ' Lay flitches a salting. Through folly too beastly Much bacon is reasty.' Tusser, Fire Hundred Points of Good ..."

4. A Dictionary of English Etymology by Hensleigh Wedgwood, John Christopher Atkinson (1872)
"... by resty flees (resty flesh), and resty or restive (from Fr. rester) is pronounced reasty in the N. of E. 'A ..."

5. A Warwickshire Word-book: Comprising Obsolescent and Dialect Words by G. F. Northall (1896)
"86 (in Hal. £«*.). •Lay flitches a salting. Through folly too beastly Much bacon is reasty.' Tusser, Fir« Hundred Pomi* of Good ..."

6. The Dialect of Craven: In the West-Riding of the County of York by William Carr (1828)
"reasty, when bacon is yellow and tastes rank. York. Gloss. From all which it appears, that neither the orthography nor the meaning of the word was ..."

7. The Dialect of Craven: In the West-Riding of the County of York by William Carr (1828)
"reasty, when bacon is yellow and tastes rank. York. Gloss. From all which it appears, that neither the orthography nor the meaning of the word was ..."

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