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A day of 24 hours, especially (until 31 December 1924) one beginning at noon in the middle of the corresponding civil day; (after that date) one beginning at the previous midnight, as with the civil day.
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in George Walker (d. 1690), Church of Ireland clergyman.
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.