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Very good; excellent:‘we had a bosting time’
- ‘Doncaster suggested smart; Londoners buff; Midlanders bostin; and the Scots stoater.’
- ‘We had a bostin' time.’
- ‘Regional dialects are as bostin, chuffed and made up as at any time in history, according to preliminary findings.’
1970s: probably a dialect pronunciation of bursting or busting.
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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.