abso-bloody-lutely

Australian Slang
positively; yes

English dialects glossary. 2013.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • abso-bloody-lutely — /æbsə blʌdi ˈlutli/ (say absuh bludee loohtlee) Colloquial –interjection 1. (an emphatic form of absolutely with bloody as an infix.) –adverb 2. (an intensifier): abso bloody lutely wonderful …   Australian English dictionary

  • abso-bloody-lutely — [“aebsobladi”lutli] mod. absolutely; emphatically. □ We are abso bloody lutely sick to death of your wishy washy attitude …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Abso-bloody-lutely — positively; yes …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • Bloody — One of the most useful swear words in English. Mostly used as an exclamation of surprise i.e. bloody hell or bloody nora . Something may be bloody marvellous or bloody awful . It is also used to emphasise almost anything, you re bloody mad , not… …   The American's guide to speaking British

  • bloody — /ˈblʌdi / (say bludee) adjective (bloodier, bloodiest) 1. stained with blood. 2. attended with bloodshed: a bloody battle. 3. inclined to bloodshed. 4. of the nature of, or relating to blood; containing or composed of blood. 5. Colloquial a. (an… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Bloody — 1. word used to add emphasis in signifying approval, as in bloody beauty , or disapproval, as in bloody bastard ; 2. (of events) cruel; unjust; unbearable; 3. inserted between syllables to add emphasis: abso bloody lutely ; vege bloody mite ; 4.… …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • bloody — I Australian Slang 1. word used to add emphasis in signifying approval, as in bloody beauty , or disapproval, as in bloody bastard ; 2. (of events) cruel; unjust; unbearable; 3. inserted between syllables to add emphasis: abso bloody lutely ;… …   English dialects glossary

  • tmetic — adjective Pertaining to tmesis. The tmetic cleavage of absolutely into abso bloody lutely …   Wiktionary

  • tmesis —  Interposing a word between the syllables of another, as in abso bloody lutely …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Expletive infixation — is a process by which an expletive or profanity is inserted into a word, usually for intensification. It is similar to tmesis, but not all instances are covered by the usual definition of tmesis because the words are not necessarily compounds.… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.