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A loose-leaf notebook for recording appointments, addresses, and notes.
- ‘This year alone I've lost a Filofax, a camera and my wallet, and every one of those items has been returned.’
- ‘Most likely it's because I'm on somebody's Rolodex or in their Filofax, and I think I know whose - a diplomat I knew and liked in the US, and who later had a spell at Buckingham Palace.’
- ‘Like any other proud grandmother, she carries pictures of all her grandchildren in her Filofax.’
- ‘I so need to sort out driving lessons, but until I get my provisional licence back (it having been within the Filofax I left at a friends seven weeks ago) then I can't even get started on that score.’
1930s: representing a colloquial pronunciation of file of facts.
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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.