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Used when referring to something undesirable, in the hope that the thing mentioned will not occur.
- ‘And so - to Paris, to the old university of philosophy - absit omen!’
- ‘I note, by the way, that today is, in our terms, 9 / 11; absit omen.’
Latin, literally ‘may this (evil) omen be absent’.
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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.