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A stamp which certifies that a weekly payment has been made towards National Insurance.‘he had to pay sixpence a week for his insurance stamp’
- ‘To have that sort of pain and to have paid national insurance stamps and then not be able to get a dentist and have to suffer like that is pretty disgusting really.’
- ‘However, a significant number of those who emigrated in the 50s and 60s obtained enough insurance stamps to qualify.’
- ‘Out of this his employer stopped 4d for his insurance stamp.’
- ‘The basic pension is £75.50 a week but, like most women, I don't get the full amount because I didn't get enough national insurance stamps.’
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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.