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1North American Originally North American. The fact of being a foreigner; alien status or character; otherness.
2historical The study of mental disorders and their treatment; the branch of medicine dealing with this; = "psychiatry". Now historical.
Late 18th century. From either alien or alien + -ism.
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.