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Real

clipping adjective
really, very
 
It is used in many contexts where “really” would be used - real tired, real annoyed, real soon - but not all. One would not say, for instance, “I real don’t like it when you do that” or “You real messed up this time.” It is used more often to modify adjectives than verbs.
Etymology : Real is a clipping of “really” that is coming into more frequent use currently.
Source : “I’m real tired, I think I’ll just go to bed ”(paraphrased from spoken language). Sept. 2016.
Last modified: 3 December 2016


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