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The earliest stage in the development or growth of something; especially the earliest period of a child's life; infancy, babyhood.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Paul Baynes (c1573–1617), godly divine.
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.