Purty vs Purey - What's the difference?

purty | purey |


As an adjective purty

is (informal).

As a noun purey is

a marble, of the sort used in playing marbles, that is one solid color through and through.

purty

English

Adjective

(er)
  • (informal)
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1939 , author=(John Steinbeck) , title=(The Grapes of Wrath) , chapter=22 , passage=Seen a purty' girl down the road. Give her a big wink, too. ' Purty as hell, too.}}

    purey

    English

    Noun

    (s)
  • A marble, of the sort used in playing marbles, that is one solid color through and through.
  • *1957 , , 1991 LB Books edition, page 76,
  • *:... an unclouded blue marble (known to marble shooters, at least in the twenties, as a "purey "),...