Pronunciation Conjunction
  1. (obsolete except in fixed phrases) and
  1. (colloquial or dialectal) Simple past tense and past participle of eat
    • 1896, Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain), Tom Sawyer, Detective []:
      So we got to talking together while he et his breakfast.
    • 1907, O. Henry, Seats of the Haughty :
      'Boss,' says the cabby, 'I et a steak in that restaurant once. If you're real hungry, I advise you to try the saddle-shops first.'
    • 1919, Bess Streeter Aldrich, [ A Long-Distance Call From Jim]:
      Well, I don't care if he does! I can remember the time when he et a good old-fashioned supper.
    • 1937, J. R. R. Tolkien, The Hobbit:
      Yer can't expect folk to stop here for ever just to be et by you and Bert.
    • 1946 February 18, Life magazine:
      It must have been somethin’ I et!
    • 1996, Dana Lyons, "Cows with Guns":
      They eat to grow, grow to die / Die to be et at the hamburger fry.



  1. (uncountable) Initialism of Eastern Time -5 hours to GMT
  2. (countable) Initialism of extraterrestrial
  3. (music, countable) Initialism of escape tone
  4. (music, uncountable) Initialism of electron tunneling
  5. (travel, aviation) electronic ticket
  6. (travel, aviation, reservation system) end transaction, end of transaction (with transaction meaning an amendment in the reservation system in this sense).

et (uncountable)

  1. (chemistry) Abbreviation of ethyl#English|ethyl. -C₂H₅

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