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Wearing a blue apron; (in early use figurative) †that is in trade, or comes from a class of tradesmen (obsolete).
Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Joseph Hall (1574–1656), bishop of Norwich, religious writer, and satirist.
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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.