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(On radio, television, etc.) a time slot in which amateur entertainers are invited to perform; (also in extended use) a period characterized by a lack of professionalism; an example of amateurishness or ineptitude.
Inept, shambolic, amateurish.
1920s; earliest use found in Albuquerque (New Mexico) Morning Journal.
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.