One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘During the high-level cruise back to ‘home drome,’ after exiting that very same low-level route, the cockpit began filling with very strong and instantly irritating electrical fumes.’
- ‘The large Butlin's holiday centre in Minehead, having built a stately pleasure drome over itself, is now an ‘all-weather holiday centre’ and is filled all year round with people doing whatever it is that people do at Butlins.’
Early 20th century: shortened form.
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