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Place (a modifying word or morpheme) after the word that it modifies.‘a postposed genitive’
- ‘As noted, the ideophone can occur with quotative go, with either a preposed or a postposed subject nominal.’
- ‘Her characterization includes postposing ‘hey’ to every second sentence: Why don't we meet down the station, hey?’
- ‘Preposed and postposed forms that come first include: aero (air), crypto (hidden), demo (people), geo (earth), odonto (tooth), ornitho (bird), and thalasso (sea).’
Late 16th century (in the sense ‘place later or lower’): from French postposer, from post- ‘after’ + poser ‘to place’. The current sense dates from the 1920s.
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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.