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An official denial of a published statement.
- ‘The Foreign Office has been forced to inspire a démenti which sounds true even to the most sophisticated ears.’
- ‘A démenti was issued from the presidential office but the press was not convinced.’
French, from démentir ‘contradict or accuse of lying’.
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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.