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A custom or practice, especially one which has taken on the force of law.
- ‘I mean, three times in as many weeks (Prince Harry, Labour pigs-might-fly campaign, and now Ken) - frankly, it's a minhag.’
- ‘Maybe in the future people will think the minhag is to wear sports shoes, for some obscure reason.’
- ‘I believe very strongly in minhag Anglia, but that's nothing to do with my theology.’
- ‘I parked precariously - one always does, although many people have the custom of double-parking, but that's not my minhag - just in front of a disabled space.’
Hebrew minhāḡ ‘custom, usage, conduct’, from nāhaḡ ‘to drive or lead’.
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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.