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Having winged feet; (hence) swift, nimble.
Chiefly Zoology. An animal with the fingers or digits connected by a membrane to form a wing; a bat. Now rare.
Early 18th century; earliest use found in Nathan Bailey (d. 1742), lexicographer and schoolmaster. From classical Latin āliped-, ālipes (adjective) wing-footed, swift-footed, (noun) swift-footed creature, horse from āli- + -ped-, -pes.
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.