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Of or belonging to the air; aerial; (hence) ethereal, spiritual, incorporeal, insubstantial.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Trevisa (c1342–?1402), translator. From classical Latin āerius, although most early examples of some forms could alternatively be interpreted as showing airy.
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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.