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A native or inhabitant of the Low Countries, now especially a native or inhabitant of Belgium.
Mid 16th century (in an earlier sense). From Middle French Belge (1528 in sense ‘member of the Belgae’, 1584 in sense ‘Belgian, native or inhabitant of the Low Countries or (later) Belgium’; French Belge) from classical Latin Belgae.
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.