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German History a book in which the names and confessions of criminals convicted of capital offences were recorded.
2historical A book containing violent or sensational material, a blood-and-thunder book; compare sense 23 (now historical).
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Keightley (1789–1872), historian and author. After German Blutbuch.
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.