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A businessman working in the financial district of the City of London.
- ‘There is one particularly striking image of a city gent walking with the Bank of England on one side and a coalman on the other, lifting a bag of coal from his truck.’
- ‘It came in casually and became more and more formal with the dark suit, becoming the uniform of the city gent.’
- ‘They were city gents and people found them patronising.’
- ‘He was could have passed for a city gent: clean cut, camel coat, a product of his times.’
- ‘Like a city gent affecting country ways, the Tory leader rolled up in a light-green jumper with tie barely showing.’
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.