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A German. Also with the and plural concord: Germans collectively; the Germans.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Denis Barnett (1895–1915). From French allemand German, with folk-etymological alteration after alley and man.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.