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(in the UK and Commonwealth countries) a decoration for bravery awarded especially to civilians, instituted in 1940 by King George VI and taking precedence over all other medals and decorations except the Victoria Cross.
- ‘AB Colin Grazier, from Tamworth, died while recovering the vital codes from the sinking U - 559 in 1942, and was awarded a George Cross.’
- ‘Thieves made off with the haul, which included a George Cross, in a January raid at the Dedham home.’
- ‘Trooper Christopher Finney, of The Blues and Royals, is to be decorated with the George Cross.’
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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.