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An aboriginal or native inhabitant.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Arthur Golding (d. 1606), translator. Probably originally formed as a singular of aborigines, aborigenes, by analogical removal of final -es, perhaps by association with origin and its Latin etymon. See further discussion at aborigine.
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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.