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As much as fills a book; the entire contents of a book.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in William Shakespeare (1564–1616), playwright and poet. From book + -ful.
Full of books.
Early 18th century (in an earlier sense). From book + -ful.
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.