Suresby Sures"by, n. [Etymol. uncertain. See {Rudesby}.] One to be sure of, or to be relied on. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

There is one which is suresby, as they say, to serve, if anything will serve. --Bradford. [1913 Webster]

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  • sure — c.1300, safe, secure, later mentally certain (mid 15c.), from O.Fr. sur, seur safe, secure, from L. securus free from care, untroubled, heedless, safe (see SECURE (Cf. secure)). Pronunciation development followed that of SUGAR (Cf. sugar). As an… …   Etymology dictionary

  • -by — by, suffix (bɪ) forming 1. names of places (in the north of England), from by n.1, as in Grimsby, Netherby, Kirkby, Ormesby, Rugby, Whitby. 2. descriptive personal appellations, playful or derisive, as idleby …   Useful english dictionary

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