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[mass noun] A religious cult practised among black people in Brazil, using sorcery, ritual dance, and fetishes.
- ‘Macumba originated with African slaves shipped to Brazil in the 1550's, who continued to worship their African Gods.’
- ‘Of the several Macumba sects in Brazil, the most important are Candomblé and Umbanda.’
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.