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Definition of sorta

used for "sort of" in informal speech and in representations of such speechI sorta [=to a degree] like coffee, but I usually prefer tea.He's apt to get sorta [=somewhat] mad if he's interrupted.— P. G. WodehouseIt's sorta [=somewhat] like peanut butter and jelly—a combination that just works.— John Nosta… it never was really planned, it just sorta [=more or less] happened.— Josh King Madrid… he was a pretty no-nonsense, tough sorta [=type of] guy …— Dan Chick… the two-bedroom house is set in the shade of rosewood trees, perfect for a book 'n' hammock sorta [=type of] day.— Jose Joy

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1901, in the meaning defined above

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“Sorta.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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