Green’s Dictionary of Slang

sho’ ’nuff phr.

also sho’ enuf, sho’ ’nuf, shore nuff, sure nough
[SE sure enough]

(orig. US black) yes indeed.

[US]G. Devol Forty Years a Gambler 145: Laws golly! if dis old nigger hasn’t done gone and lost his eyesight, sho ’nuf.
[UK]‘F. Anstey’ Voces Populi 47: She’d ha gien ’em all a proper doin’, sure ’nough!
[UK]C. Chesnutt ‘Sis’ Becky’s Pickaninny’ in Conjure Woman 156: Finally dis yer man ’lowed Sis’ Becky wuz gwine ter die, sho’ ’nuff [Ibid.] 157: So sho’ ’nuff, Kunnel Pen’lton sont de hoss back.
[US]F.E. Daniel Recollections of a Rebel Surgeon 218: You are a greeny, shonuff.
[US]H. Wiley Wildcat 184: Sho’ nuff. Sho’ sounds nach’ral.
[US]Z.N. Hurston John Redding Goes to Sea (1995) 930: John, is you crazy sho’ nuff?
[US]J. Sale Tree Named John 141: He smile sho nuff fe de fus’ time sence hit happen.
[US]Z.N. Hurston Mules and Men (1995) 94: You ain’t de Everglades Cypress Lumber Comp’ny sho nuff. [Ibid.] 163: Sho nuff, pretty soon he knocked off and went on towards de house.
[US]W. Winchell On Broadway 6 May [synd. col.] The Japs consider four an unlucky number [...] Sho’ nuff, the American eagle unloaded his first batch of eggs on Nippon in April [...] the fourth month.
[US]C.S. Montanye ‘Death with Music’ in Thrilling Detective Feb. [Internet] ‘It’s Mistuh Castle, sho’ enuf,’ he greeted me. ‘Yo’ ain’t been around fo’ quite a while.’ ‘Sho’ enuf,’ I said.
[UK]Oh Boy! No. 18 10: Hogan shore ’nuff!
[US]Lightnin’ Hopkins ‘Catfish Blues’ [lyrics] Back to town / Sho nuff, back to town.
[US]H.S. Thompson Hell’s Angels (1967) 228: Shore nuff he didn’t.
[US]A. Moody Coming of Age Mississippi 218: ‘We’ll do the Bear followed by the Fly [...] and a little bit of tumbling.’ Someone in the audience said, ‘Sho-o-o-o-nuff!’.
[US]Ed Bullins ‘Dandy’ in King Black Short Story Anthol. (1972) 80: ‘How ’bout goin’?’ ‘Why sho nuf, Mr. Bowen.’.
[US]Tampa Bay Times (St Petersburg, FL) 9 Apr. 5E/3: ‘Am I the prettiest?’ queries Shogun of his followers, who reliably answer ‘Sho’nuff!’.
[US]Source Nov. 139: ‘I’ll be right back, I promise you. I’ll be right back to sign’ [...] And sho’nuff B-Real did – an hour later.
[US]Ebonics Primer at www.dolemite.com [Internet] sho’ nuff Definition: sure enough Example: Sucka betta come correct, or sho’ nuff I’m gonna lay the smack down!
[US]‘Touré’ Portable Promised Land (ms.) 157: We Words (My Favorite Things) [...] Sho nuff. Bust this. Ass out. Break out. Bug out. Kick it.