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1rare The self-destruction of the entire human race (rare).
2The mass killing by a government or regime of a section of its own people.
1950s; earliest use found in Arnold Toynbee (1889–1975), historian.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.