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An exclamation of surprise, alarm, horror, or reproach: ‘good Lord!’ Compare magtig.See also magtig
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in James Edward Alexander (1803–1885), army officer. Partly (i) from Dutch allemachtig (Afrikaans allemagtig, allamagtig), specific use of an older variant of almachtig (perhaps reinforced by alle, oblique form of al, frequently used in interjections);.
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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.