Appalachian Word of the Day



Give out ~ adj.  to describe a person's state of being; tired; had enough 


Today I might use this word to describe my state of being, by the end of the day.  

For example:  

I am give out!  

I am plumb give out!  ~ meaning extra tired 

A word that I grew up hearing is one that I shall be using today.  Spending Halloween in a primary school is a special kind of experience.  The excitement!  The candy!  The costumes!  The crazy feeling at the end of the day!!  


Comments

  1. ...I look 'I am plumb give out! ' best!

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  2. I have also heard people use "Played Out" to describe the same situation.

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  3. I always enjoyed the costume parade when I worked in the lower grades.A boy who helped usher at church was in his Sunday, a Pokémon character I was unsure of.

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  5. Hello, sounds like fun but a tiring day. Happy Halloween, enjoy your day!

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  6. Grandma Great used to say she was all stove up (stiff and aching).

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  7. Hot dang! I durn give out some years back!

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  8. You will be given out by the end of this day!

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  9. That's a good feeling though, knowing you worked hard that day.

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  10. BooOOOoooOOOoooOOOoooOOOooo
    *H*A*P*P*Y* *H*A*L*L*O*W*E*E*N*!*
    BooOOOoooOOOoooOOOoooOOOooo

    I bet you are plum tuckered out, too!

    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  11. I am plumb give out.. suits me best now!!!

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  12. That phrase could have described me last evening. Some days .....

    Blessings~

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  13. That was me yesterday! Plumb give out. I like it!

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  14. I’ve heard that here in the Pacific Northwest, where we were “born and bred’...maybe originally from transplants to this newer part of the country? I love colloquisms wherever from..

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  15. What a great phrase. I would assume that yesterday being around kids that had lots of treats, you were plumb give out. :)

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  16. I feel plumb give out this evening. Thanks for this word of the day.

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  17. Describes the feeling perfectly! I'm sure the kids will be on a sugar high for the rest of the week. You poor thing! x K

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