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Of, relating to, or associated with the surgeon John Abernethy or his theories of medicine; specifically designating a blunt manner of speaking reminiscent of that attributed to Abernethy (now rare).
Early 19th century; earliest use found in Monthly Gazette Health. From the name of John Abernethy + -ian.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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.