"hus" ("husband"), not in OED

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Aug 21 00:29:18 UTC 2013

"Come, come, hus, let's make an effort."

_Old Farmer's Almanack_, "Farmer's Calendar", April 1812.  In
Kittredge, The Old Farmer and His Almanack_ (1904; 1920 ed. in GBooks), p. 273.

The OED has a "hus" under "husband", sense 1, a1240, but my
comprehension of English begins, haltingly, in the 17th century.  I
suspect the a1240 instance does not mean "husband".


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