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Full of fun; very lively.
cheerful, happy, cheery, good-humoured, jovial, merry, sunny, bright, joyful, light-hearted, in high spirits, in good spirits, sparkling, bubbly, exuberant, effervescent, ebullient, breezy, airy, lively, vivacious, full of life, sprightly, jauntyView synonyms
- ‘Everyone said Annabelle had been merry as a grig before the man she loved married elsewhere.’
- ‘I think it was a cricket, but when I heard it, I was merry as a grig!’
- ‘They were more than fairly high, merry as grigs, and prepared to go on all night.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.