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Ain’t
   means   
Isn't
Although this word is used all over the US it is particularly prevalent in the South. However, this ain’t proper English.
Bread Basket
   means   
Stomach
Cattywampus
   means   
Askew
Darn Tootin'
   means   
For Sure
Fit As A Fiddle
   means   
In Fine Shape
Fit to Be Tied
   means   
Angry
Fixin’ to
   means   
Getting Ready to
Goobers
   means   
Peanuts
Hankering
   means   
A Strong or Persistent Yearning
Heap
   means   
A Large Quantity
Hissy Fit
   means   
Temper Tantrum
Howdy
   means   
Hello
A warm and friendly informal salutation. Short for “Howdy, ya’ll from around here.” It doesn't get any better than that for inquiring in a non-threatening manner.
Hunkey Dorey
   means   
Great
I'm Busier Than a Cat Covering a Marble in a Litterbox
   means   
I'm Quite Busy
Knee-high to a Grasshopper
   means   
Short (a Child)
Lazy Man's Load
   means   
An Unmanageably Large Load Carried to Avoid More Than One Trip.
Lickety Split
   means   
Very Quick
Mess
   means   
A Large Quantity
We caught a mess of fish.
Nearabout
   means   
Almost
No'Count
   means   
Of No Account
Ornery
   means   
Having an Irritable Disposition
Out Of Kilter
   means   
Not Right
Piddlin'
   means   
Small or Inferior
Purdy
   means   
Pretty
Raining Harder Than a Cow Pis'n on a Flat Rock
   means   
A Very Dense Rainstorm
Not difficult to figure out, but oh, the imagery . . .
Reckon
   means   
Think
I reckon that's right.
Red-bugs
   means   
Small Tropical Fleas
Chiggers
Sho'nuff
   means   
Sure Enough
Skedaddle
   means   
Run, Scatter
Smack Dab
   means   
Directly
Smack dab in the middle
Snug As A Bug
   means   
Comfortable, Cozy
Tarnation
   means   
Used to Indicate Surprise
Towhead
   means   
Small Blond Child
Uppity
   means   
Conceited
Varmint
   means   
An Animal Considered a Pest
Walking on a Slant
   means   
Drunk
Y'all
   means   
All of You
You all. Its use is appropriate when addressing more than one person, but southerners use it all the time. Let’s face it, this is a great word. It rolls off the tongue and immediately identifies the speaker as a southerner, or a user of southern vocabulary.
Yonder
   means   
Over There
Young'uns
   means   
Children
'uns can be added as a suffix to many adjectives such as “big’uns”. It means “ones”.


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Allan R. Matthes








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