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1A sanitary towel.
2With possessive adjective: one’s self or person, as a target of (threatened) violence.
3A despicable or contemptible person; frequently as a term of abuse.
4With the in interrogative contexts, expressing annoyance, impatience, anger, etc.
As an intensifier.
Expressing annoyance, frustration, surprise, etc.
1950s. From blood + claat, Jamaican variant of cloth.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.