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What does rawther mean?

I was reading a book and it said, "He pulled Lady Sylvia Frothingham, rawther and hip hip and all that, north toward Superior Avenue.". I can't find the definition to the word anywhere that is in this context!

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It's probably just supposed to be an accented form of the word "rather." In the children's story Eloise the word is used to describe their rather British dog. http://www.eloisewebsite.com/

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Sounds like collquial slang with possible british roots. It really sounds like brit for 'rather'. Are you sure you got the quote right?

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It is a dialectical spelling implying upper class, higher income, or pretentiousness usually of British origin.

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It's the British pronunciation of rather.

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