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Having perforations or holes, pierced; specifically designating an ornamental openwork pattern on metalwork, leather work, etc., or the technique by which it is produced. Often used postpositively. Also as adverb: in this manner, so as to have such piercings or openwork.
Mid 16th century. From Middle French, French à jour, lit. ‘(open) to the daylight’, from à to + jour.
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From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.