The Alternative English Dictionary: 'ere

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adverb: {{en-adv}}
  1. (British, slang and dialectal) eye dialect of here
    • 1933, George Orwell, Down and Out in Paris and London, xxix ‘’Ere y’, the best rig-out you ever ’ad. A tosheroon [half a crown] for the coat, two ’og for the trousers, one and a tanner for the boots, and a ’og for the cap and scarf. That’s seven bob.’
interjection: {{en-interj}}
  1. (British, slang) contraction of look here, used for emphasis at the beginning of a sentence when expressing an opinion or want. ’Ere, why don't we get some cigarettes?
  • e'er

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