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[mass noun] An artificial leather, used in upholstery and bookbinding.
- ‘Today they run an Urdu/Marathi Nursery School, an Urdu Primary School, an Urdu High School, a tailoring class for women, and a Rexine purse training class for women.’
- ‘For adults, topical gifts included steel or Bakelite helmets, and gas mask cases in Rexine or leather.’
Early 20th century: of unknown origin.
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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.