Tetty vs Jetty - What's the difference?

tetty | jetty |


As adjectives the difference between tetty and jetty

is that tetty is (obsolete) testy; irritable while jetty is (archaic) made of jet, or like jet in color.

As a noun jetty is

a structure of wood or stone extended into the sea to influence the current or tide, or to protect a harbor or beach.

As a verb jetty is

(obsolete|intransitive) to jut out; to project.

tetty

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (obsolete) testy; irritable
  • (Burton)
    (Webster 1913)

    jetty

    English

    (wikipedia jetty)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) ‘pier, jetty, causeway’. Compare jet, jutty.

    Noun

    (jetties)
  • A structure of wood or stone extended into the sea to influence the current or tide, or to protect a harbor or beach.
  • A wharf or dock extending from the shore.
  • (architecture) A part of a building that jets or projects beyond the rest, and overhangs the wall below.
  • Synonyms
    * (protective structure) mole, breakwater * pier
    Coordinate terms
    * (pier) quay, levee
    Hypernyms
    * (pier) wharf, dock

    Verb

    (en-verb)
  • (obsolete) To jut out; to project.
  • (Florio)

    Etymology 2

    Adjective

    (er)
  • (archaic) Made of jet, or like jet in color.
  • * 1819 , Lord Byron, Don Juan , III.75:
  • those large black eyes were so blackly fringed, / The glossy rebels mocked the jetty stain [...].
  • * 1885 , Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night , vol. 1:
  • She raised her face veil [...] showing two black eyes fringed with jetty lashes, whose glances were soft and languishing and whose perfect beauty was ever blandishing [...].
    Derived terms
    * jettiness

    References

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