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Fine, decent, or respectable:‘she were a gradely lass’
- ‘But our neighbours, who were gradely folk, took it all in good part.’
- ‘Don't call me Mr Hudson, he were me Dad and a gradely bloke.’
Middle English (originally in the sense ‘excellent, noble’): from Old Norse greithligr, from greithr ready.
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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.