from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A wisher; one given to use the word would optatively.

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  • noun rare Someone who would.
  • verb Alternative spelling of woulda.


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  • I was woulder ing what you think that they should get for it and whats your oppion on it?

    Deer get run over 2009

  • You know the wurst race ah evah had in mah life ah wuz comin on fum Spearsville and two coach whipper wuz layin side de road and you know dem things run me ooo-eee till ah got tuh a stream and you know ifn hit had not bee fer dat watah dem things woulder caught me.

    Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Arkansas Narratives, Part 6 Work Projects Administration

  • Page 145 a-heppin 'her off like she were hisn's woman, an' a mile o 'fence right thar whar any right kinder gal woulder clum down.

    The Durket Sperret, 1898

  • "I mighter known that Miss Viney woulder taken it up-headed and a-lined it out in the scriptures to suit herself until she wasn't deep in the grieving no more, but little Mis 'Amandy's a-going to break my heart, as tough as it is, if she don't git comfort soon," continued

    Rose of Old Harpeth Maria Thompson Daviess 1898

  • "Lands alive, it woulder been drinking harm tea to try to whistle a woman down in my day, but now they come a-running," remarked Mr. Crabtree to Rose Mary, as he prepared to take his departure in the wake of the pink petticoats that had hurried across the street.

    Rose of Old Harpeth Maria Thompson Daviess 1898

  • I woulder made some fuss 'bout Dave gittin 'everything, kase half were rightly Mertildy's.

    The Durket Sperret, 1898

  • "Nex 'night, right after eleven o'clock rounds, me an' Buck slipped outer our blankets, sneaked out past the guard, an 'met John, who was waitin' fer us in the road jus 'beyond where the last sentry woulder seen him.

    Humorous Ghost Stories Dorothy Scarborough 1906

  • "Den all de folks cum crowdin '' roun 'en gethered a holt uv us, en ef dey hadn't, I lay I woulder stretched her out dar in de flo', fer I'm de bes ''oman - er long ways - en I would er had her convinced in no time.

    Old times in Dixie land : a southern matron's memories, 1901

  • "No, Miss Rose Mary didn't want to go, though Mr. Rucker woulder liked to hitch up the wagon and take her and Mis 'Rucker and the children.

    Rose of Old Harpeth Maria Thompson Daviess 1898

  • "Mas 'James sont me word last night, and I woulder been here by daybreak, Missie,' cept I had to hunt dis yere suitable woman to bring along with me.

    The Tinder-Box Maria Thompson Daviess 1898


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