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blerry, adjective and adverb

Forms:
blarry, blearyShow more Also blarry, bleary, blerrie, blirry.
Origin:
English, Australian EnglishShow more Adaptation of English bloody, reflecting the pronunciation of Afrikaans-speakers; see also bleddy. Cf. Australian English plurry.
slang
‘Bloody’.
Note:
See note at bleddy.
A. adjective An epithet expressing emotion ranging from irritation to fury; bladdy adjective; bleddy adjective.
1920 R.Y. Stormberg Mrs Pieter de Bruyn 10His oral whip-lashing of indolent servants is sometimes overheard. What’s the meaning of ‘blirry domkop’?
1990 Weekly Mail 21 Dec. 35I mean, your speciality is who’s doing what to who in the northern suburbs..and the blerrie editor says write me something on the masses marching.
B. adverb An intensifier, ranging in meaning from ‘very’ to ‘unspeakably’, ‘appallingly’, ‘completely’; bladdy adverb; bleddy adverb.
1949 H.C. Bosman Cold Stone Jug (1969) 47When I is blue like what I is now, then I says you can maar keep me locked up in the old boob as long as you blerrie well like.
1988 Style May 55Actress Shaleen Surtie-Richards is irrepressibly full of life. ‘Sies, I’m blerrie disgusted with you,’ she tells me.
‘Bloody’.
An epithet expressing emotion ranging from irritation to fury; bladdyadjective; bleddyadjective.
An intensifier, ranging in meaning from ‘very’ to ‘unspeakably’, ‘appallingly’, ‘completely’; bladdyadverb; bleddyadverb.

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