Shire vs Shife - What's the difference?

shire | shife |

As a noun shire

is former administrative area of britain; a county.

As a verb shire

is to (re]])constitute as one or more shires or [[county|counties.

As an adjective shife is

(african american vernacular english) aggressive looking, tough.




(wikipedia shire) (en noun)
  • Former administrative area of Britain; a county.
  • Yorkshire is the largest shire in England.
  • (UK, colloquial) The general area in which a person lives, used in the context of travel within the UK.
  • When are you coming back to the shire ?
  • A rural or outer suburban local government area of Australia.
  • A shire horse.
  • Verb

  • To (re]])constitute as one or more shires or [[county, counties.
  • * 1985 , Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy , page 291:
  • Although he still managed formally to shire the province in the summer and autumn of 1585, his plan to establish a presidential government and complete the integration of Ulster into English Ireland met with royal indifference.
  • * 2012 , James Lydon, The Making of Ireland: From Ancient Times to the Present (ISBN 1134981503), page 160:
  • The province was shired into nine counties,
    County Longford was shired in 1586


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    (en adjective)
  • (African American Vernacular English) aggressive looking, tough.
  • * 1991 , "Bust Down", Nasty Bitch (rap song)
  • And he knew he was shife , he knew he was hype.
  • * 1996 , "UGK" (Chad Butler and Bernard Freeman), Diamonds and Wood (rap song)
  • These jealous niggas looking at me and my car so shife .
  • * 2004 , "Trae" (Frazier Thompson III), Let Me Live (rap song)
  • Let me live my life, y'all know y'all ain't right. / Niggas be so shife , can I do one thang.