• Abe

    Pronunciation

    • RP IPA: /ə.ˈbi/

    Origin

    Probably - + be.

    Verb

    abe
    1. (intransitive, infinitive, regional, British) Be.
      • 1839, The New Monthly Magazine, volume 1, page 527:Let it abe, I say.
      • 1864, Charles Dickens, Household Words, page 186:But if it amuses her I let it abe.
      • 1885, Charles Gibbon, Heart's Delight, page 154:But let that abe.
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