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[mass noun] A children's game in which the object is to beat one's rivals to an elevated position at the top of a mound or other high place.
- ‘Next we played ‘King of the Castle’, but Pixie won, so it was ‘Ginger Queen of the Castle’ instead.’
- ‘I went up there with my grand daughter (she's such a little trooper) and we played ‘King of the Castle’ when we reached the peak, surveying our kingdom spread out around us.’
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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.