Entry from British & World English dictionary
Fine, decent, or respectable: she were a gradely lass
More example sentences
- But our neighbours, who were gradely folk, took it all in good part.
- Don't call me Mr Hudson, he were me Dad and a gradely bloke.
Middle English (originally in the sense 'excellent, noble'): from Old Norse greithligr, from greithr 'ready'.
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