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Chiefly in plural = agraffe.→ agraffe
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Frederick William Fairholt (d. 1866), artist and antiquary. From Middle French agrape, agrappe hook and eye fastening on a garment from agraper (reflexive) to grab from a- + grappe, grape hook.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.