The Alternative English Dictionary: ark at ee

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ark at ee etymology From hark + to + he or thee. Imitative of the pronunciation used by some natives of Bristol and the West Country of England. pronunciation
  • /ɑː(ɹ)k æt iː/
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  1. (UK dialect, Bristol, &, West Country, informal) Listen to you; listen to yourself; listen to it.
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  2. (UK dialect, Bristol, &, West Country, informal) Used to draw attention to something or someone.
    • {{quote-web }} "Then a lady came into the shop and saw the T-shirts and said 'ark at ee' so that was the next one we did."
    • {{quote-web }} Ark at ee, it’s our old friend MARK ‘NOT THAT ONE’ OWEN, the moribund boss of troubled equine charity HorseWorld!

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