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A pound sterling:‘two hundred sovs in used notes’
- ‘He is now knocking up acrylic abstract paintings and is trying to flog 'em for 20 sovs: no luck yet though.’
- ‘Not that I begrudge him a few sovs in royalties - which perhaps he can invest in a hair transplant - but it really is beyond surreal.’
- ‘There are ten sovs in it, so come on chaps, show him how it should be done!’
Early 19th century: abbreviation of sovereign.
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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.