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[mass noun] A powder used to make someone's skin itch, typically as a practical joke.
- ‘Anne and Marie's roommate put itching powder on the toilet paper in Marie's bathroom.’
- ‘The particular kind of itching powder we had purchased took 6-7 hours to activate, and I hoped that they would all be miserable.’
- ‘She did some pretty mean stuff, like put shaving cream in his lunch, itching powder in his gym bag.’
- ‘Seat numbers were stuck on the back of joke shop novelties, which included itching powder and a fly in a plastic ice cube.’
- ‘I'm been fortunate enough to escape the wrath of sneezing powder, and itching powder, so it was strange.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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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.