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A charity school at which pupils wear blue coats; specifically. Christ's Hospital, originally situated in Newgate, London, now in Horsham, West Sussex; (later more generally) any charity school; now also in the names of conventional schools, some of which were originally charity schools.
Early 18th century.
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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.