One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
postpositive Brought back; revived.‘the 1980s were far more than just the '50s redux’
- ‘To some extent this striking outperformance of tech shares in particular reflects an increasingly widespread conviction that history is repeating itself and that we are on the verge of seeing 1998 redux.’
- ‘From the Day-Glo color of the carpets, the plastic decorative accoutrements to the long Formica counters, it is literally the 1960's redux.’
- ‘She wanted to know if this was the sixties redux.’
- ‘However, the fear is that, like Strathclyde Region redux, it will emerge as a fully functioning big council.’
- ‘A crisis in Japan would not be Argentina redux but it would have severe consequences for the country and the world economy.’
Late 19th century: from Latin, from reducere ‘bring back’.
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