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A toilet:‘he'd cleaned the brush in turps which he'd then tipped down the brasco’‘there was no paper in the brasco’
- ‘This is mail I fully intended to answer, but I get up and flush the lot down the brasco.’
- ‘It's against Swiss law for a man to go to the brasco in the traditional standing position after 10pm.’
- ‘I hid under the studio console while he was in the brasco.’
1950s: of unknown origin.
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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.