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  • equivalent to "I already know" or "You already know," as if to say "YES!" emphatically. Demonstrates total agreement with what a speaker has said.
    Speaker: Did you know that Shemar Moore is so fine!

    Response: Already!
    Speaker: Man, your boy has skills!

    Response: Already!

    Last edited on Feb 15 2019. Submitted by Sherry N. from Bryan, TX, USA on Dec 14 2001.


  • Submitter Syntax first recalls the term used in Texas in the late 1990s, and reports that it's typically pronounced with a drawn out and emphasized opening, e.g. "aaaawwwwll-ready!" This may be due to Southern United States "drawl."

    Last edited on Jun 07 2002. Submitted by Syntax from Fort Worth, TX, USA on Jun 07 2002.

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