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A persistent cough caused by excessive smoking.
- ‘People who smoke a pack a day or more often have some kinds of respiratory impairment even if it's just a smoker's cough.’
- ‘Meanwhile, a new UK survey has revealed one in five smokers suffers from a persistent smoker's cough.’
- ‘Furthermore, one in five smokers aged 15-54 have a persistent smoker's cough, yet 48% do not realise that this can be an early warning sign of lung disease.’
- ‘Persons who stop smoking sometimes are surprised that their smoker's cough continues for a week or two.’
- ‘His words trailed off into a deep, throaty chortle, which then evolved into a harsh smoker's cough.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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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.