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bactually

adverb; blending
But actually. An adverbial phrase often said after a sarcastic remark or joke, indicating that there is an element of truth to the remark. Shortened to one word, bactually, through blending.
 
"You probably spent the entire weekend sleeping." "Bactually... I didn't get out of bed until 4 pm yesterday."
Etymology : Blend of the conjunction but (Old English) and actually, from the Old French word "actuel" meaning now existing + the suffix ly
Source : Friend - September 2013
Last modified: 22 November 2013


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