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adjective 
  1. (archaic) beloved, dear, agreeable
  2. (archaic) willing
adverb 
  1. (archaic) readily, Readily, willingly.
    • 2006, Patrick McCabe?, Winterwood, Bloomsbury 2007, p. 17:
    • :"Cunt, he said. Cunt and hoor: I'd as have cut his throat.
    • He would as lief have chewed his own arm off as gone to the party.
Etymology: Old English leof, lÄof, from Germanic
  • leubo-. Cognate with Dutch Dutch, lief, German lieb, Swedish ljuv.Adverb: Cf. German lieber, Dutch liever, preferably, rather



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