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In Germany: a candidate for the Abitur; a pupil who, having passed the Abitur, is leaving secondary school to enter a university.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in William Howitt (1792–1879), writer. From German Abiturient candidate for the Abitur, also pupil who has recently passed the Abitur from post-classical Latin abiturient-, abituriens, present participle of abiturire to be about to leave from classical Latin abit-, past participial stem of abīre to go away + -urīre, suffix forming desiderative verbs.
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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.