I'd like to know what ~じゃてえ exactly means when located at the end of verbs and/or adjectives. Do young people use it rhetorically?

The whole sentence is:

なのにのう ズイブンじゃてえ

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    Do you have a full sentence with it? Could it possibly be ~じゃねえ? There's also the possibility it's a dialectal variant of ~だって, or you're mishearing ~じゃで, which would be a dialectal variant of ~だよ.
    – Angelos
    Commented Nov 8, 2018 at 4:46
  • thank you for answering!the whole sentence was なのにのう ズイブンじゃてえ. it was written so i didnt mishear it. im familiar with じゃねえ but じゃてえ is new to me.
    – user31870
    Commented Nov 8, 2018 at 5:59

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It's not a recent slang word but a dialectal form of だって or だな. It's probably still in use in some parts of western Japan*, but it may be best to consider it as a stereotyped role word of old people and people in rural areas.

* Both のう and じゃ are actively used in reality in Setouchi region. Some source say じゃて(え) is Okayama dialect.

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