from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • abbreviation hyperbolic secant

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  • abbreviation mathematics The hyperbolic secant function
  • adjective southern US Eye dialect spelling of such.


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  • They can't be expected to have taste in sech matters.

    The Miller of Old Church 1911

  • I'd offered him my handkerchief to keep the sun off his face, and he'd thanked me kindly, for in sech times as that men don't stop to think on which side they belong, but jest buckle-to and help one another.

    Little Men: Life at Plumfield With Jo's Boys 1871

  • Wal! coats of arms is curus, and I don't wonder folks kind o 'hangs onter um; but then, the Kitterys bein' Tories, they nat'ally has more interest in sech thin's.

    Oldtown Folks 1869

  • However, the word sech does not exist in the contemporary Dutch language; at best, it could be construed as a phonetic rendering of a certain dialectical mispronunciation of zeg.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol III No 3 1976

  • "Bishop," he drawled after a while, "huc-cum you name sech a hoss" -- pointing to the old roan -- "sech a grand hoss, for sech a man -- sech a man as he was," he added humbly.

    The Bishop of Cottontown A Story of the Southern Cotton Mills John Trotwood Moore

  • Du'in 'the month thet he's showed signs o' keepin 'comp'ny with me - which he has acchilly asked me to marry him - he' ain't said the first word sech ez you'd expect of a co'tin 'widower, exceptin' one.

    In Simpkinsville : character tales, 1897

  • It makes me powerful oneasy whenever I know ye air all drunk an 'a-gallopadin' down hyar, an 'no mo' able to act reasonable in case o 'need an' purtect yersefs agin spies an 'revenuers an' sech 'n nuthin' in this worl '.

    The Moonshiners At Hoho-Hebee Falls 1895 Mary Noailles Murfree 1886

  • "'No, -- but he's pants an' sech, which is more to the purpose, 'I says.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 12, No. 74, December, 1863 Various

  • In sech knots it'd take the camp half a day to untangle me.

    GRIT OF WOMEN 2010

  • And he used to haul potatoes and onions and sech out to the moored ships, and he'd get the ships 'cooks to save their kerosene tins till they come back at port, and he'd collect 'em and sell 'em for a dime each.

    Heinold's First and Last Chance Saloon 2010


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