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Originally: the English-speaking population of North America (before and after independence from Britain). Later: North America, especially as distinct from Latin America; (also) specifically the sector of the North American population with British or northern European ancestry.
Late 18th century. From Anglo- + America. Compare earlier Anglo-American.
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.