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- British spelling of draft (sense 3 of the noun, draught sense 4 of the noun, draught sense 6 of the noun, draught sense 7 of the noun)
- British spelling of draft
Middle English (in the sense ‘drawing, pulling’; also ‘something drawn, a load’): from Old Norse dráttr, of Germanic origin; related to German Tracht, also to draw. Compare with draft.
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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.