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The familiar nickname of Alexandra Palace in Muswell Hill, north London, the original headquarters of BBC television.
1930s; earliest use found in The Manchester Guardian. Shortened from Alexandra Palace, with rhyming alteration of the second element after pally.
Ally Pally/ˌali ˈpali/
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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.