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In Spain, Portugal, Latin America, and other areas of Spanish or Portuguese influence: a pouch or bag, typically of leather; a saddlebag.
Early 17th century. Partly from Portuguese alforja, † alforge, and partly from Spanish alforja, both in sense ‘pouch or bag, typically made of leather’, both from Arabic al-ḵurj from al the + ḵurj store, supply, provision from ḵaraja to proceed.
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.