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(ən) or


a spelling of one: that's a big 'un.
Usage: This spelling is intended to reflect a dialectal or informal pronunciation
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[ʌn] PRON that's a good 'un! (joke etc) → ¡qué bueno!
he did well, for an old 'unlo hizo bien, para ser un viejo
she's got two little 'unstiene dos críos
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pron (inf) he’s a good ’uner ist ’n feiner Kerl; a big ’un’n großer; the little ’unsdie Kleinen pl
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References in classic literature ?
But yer must know, Work'us, yer mother was a regular right-down bad 'un.'
If he foinds it oot, soon efther, I'll put 'un on a wrong scent, I warrant 'ee.
And I suppose the old missis is agoing to leave after this stir's gotten overed, and take herself off, somewhere, to live on her bit of a jointure; and the young 'un - at least the new 'un (she's none so very young) - is coming down to live at the Grove.'