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Descended from Aaron; of or belonging to the Aaronites.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in The Wycliffite Bible (early version). From the name of Aaron + -ite, after post-classical Latin Aaronita (Vulgate).
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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.