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In Peru: a settlement of (recent) migrants, or an area of improvised housing, typically impoverished or lacking public utilities, and situated on the outskirts of a large city; a shanty town, a slum.
1950s; earliest use found in The Post-Standard. From Peruvian Spanish barriada a settlement of this type, specifically use of Spanish barriada district, quarter from barrio + -ada.
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.