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Wearing or having a black coat; specifically designating a clerical or professional person as distinguished from one engaged in an industrial or commercial occupation; (hence) of or composed of persons engaged in such occupations.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Richard Surflet (fl. 1600–1616), translator.
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.