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A wine bottle with a capacity four times larger than that of an ordinary bottle.
- ‘A jeroboam, at four bottles, might be more practical.’
- ‘When I saw it first last year, I promised to uncork a jeroboam of superlatives for its UK release.’
- ‘On top of the auction a raffle for a jeroboam equivalent to four ordinary bottles of Veuve Cliquout champagne raised a further £450.’
- ‘‘And sometimes special packaging is done,’ she added, ‘festive packaging, like the Duvel jeroboam.’’
Early 19th century: named after Jeroboam, a king of Israel, ‘who made Israel to sin’ (1 Kings 11:28, 14:16).
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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.