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1historical, figurative Afterbirth. Also figurative. Now historical and rare.
2A burden that comes later; one that is produced by an event, incident, etc. rare before 19th cent.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in Macer's Herbal. From after- + burden.
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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.