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Originally: a partisan or advocate of English (or British) interests in North America. In later use: = "Anglomaniac".
Late 18th century; earliest use found in John Adams. From French anglomane person exhibiting Anglomania from anglo- + -mane. Compare Italian anglomano.
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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.