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- South African term for clawed frog
- ‘We examined a snoring puddle frog, a common platanna, a common river frog and another bean-sized frog whose transparent bubble-like throat pouch amplifies its call so it can be heard a kilometre away.’
Mid 19th century: from Afrikaans, apparently from Dutch plat flat + -hander, literally handed one.
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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.