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Curiosities, especially erotic or pornographic books or articles.
- ‘The consideration of exoticism in other composers unearths some interesting curiosa, such as Ernest Fanelli's Tableaux symphoniques; if this work is known of at all, it is thanks to Ravel's 1912 review.’
- ‘The entire villa is decorated with antiques, curiosa and Bulgariana from the past two centuries.’
Late 19th century: from Latin, neuter plural of curiosus (see curious).
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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.