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1A picture or photograph mounted between a piece of glass and a sheet of card (or two pieces of glass) stuck together at the edges with adhesive tape.
- ‘You find here vendors of Cardboard for passepartouts from Germany and Russia.’
- ‘At Halbe you have a choice of five colours and a variety of thicknesses. You can choose between 1.5 and 3 mm thick passepartouts’
- 1.1[mass noun] Adhesive tape or paper used in making a passepartout frame:‘a looking glass of passepartout and blackened mercury’
2archaic A master key.
Late 17th century: from French, literally passes everywhere.
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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.