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That which is autoschediastic; something done on the spur of the moment or without preparation; a hasty improvisation.
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Charles Kingsley (1819–1875), novelist, Church of England clergyman, and controversialist. From post-classical Latin autoschediasma or its etymon ancient Greek αὐτοσχεδίασμα work done offhand, improvisation from αὐτοσχεδιάζειν + -μα.
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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.