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treated as singular A children's game in which one player turns round often and without warning with the aim of catching the other players stealthily creeping up to touch him or her on the back.
- ‘On long summer evenings when I was still very small we would play Grandmother's Footsteps in the garden of his house in north Oxford.’
- ‘There's a swimming pool, a bit of grass, and a tree around which the children play Grandmother's Footsteps’
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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.