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1Able to be asked for; possible or suitable as a request.
2Able to be asked; suitable for asking.
North American. Of a person (especially a parent): easy to ask questions of; specifically approachable and open to questions concerning sexuality.
Mid 17th century. From ask + -able.
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.