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Different or distinct in kind; (in later use frequently) specifically belonging to or consisting of a distinct ethnic group.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in George Thomson (1619–1677), physician. From Hellenistic Greek ἀλλογενής of another race (from ancient Greek ἀλλο- + -γενής: see -gen) + -ous.
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.