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A member of a North American Indian people inhabiting an area north of Massachusetts Bay.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in William Wood (fl. 1629–1635), writer on America. Probably from a first element reflecting a pronunciation of aborigine + -an, probably after Virginian.
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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.