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The name of the letter H.
- ‘Occasionally, the aitch was not retained.’
- ‘All the dictionaries in my house agree that aitch is correct.’
- ‘A diffident young man swung a boot and rather apologetically struck an egg-shaped ball through a large wooden aitch - and by doing so, changed the nature of England sport.’
- ‘The only words in the book spelt with an aitch are his name Haigh, and the town Huddersfield, which of course are pronounced Aigh and Uddersfleld.’
- ‘Aitch is the most interesting name of a letter.’
Mid 16th century: from Old French ache.
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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.