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A member of a Pashto-speaking people inhabiting the mountainous region between Pakistan and Afghanistan.
Of or relating to the Afridi.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in Francis Gladwin (?1745–1812), Persian scholar. From Persian Afrīdī, cognate with Pashto Aprīdī, self-designation.
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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.