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(of an animal) bred from parents of the same breed or variety; of unmixed origin.‘a large full-bred Alsatian’
pedigree, thoroughbred, full, full-bred, pure-blooded, blooded, pedigreed, pure, genuineView synonyms
- ‘Do you want a full-bred dog?’
- ‘If a picture wasn't going well I'd put a dog in it, always a mongrel, never one of the full-bred puppies.’
- ‘I don't know if it's a full-bred wolf but it looks like one.’
- ‘it is not in my power to furnish the gentleman with a full-bred ewe, as my whole stock of the full-bred ewes at present is only twenty.’
- ‘He's a full-bred Staffordshire Bullpit Rottweiler, and though he occasionally chews the bottom of the backdoor off, he's a harmless creature.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
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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.