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1A contest in verse-making between troubadours.
- 1.1 A piece of verse composed for a tenson.
Mid 19th century: from French tenson (related to Provençal tenso), based on Latin tendere to stretch.
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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.