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1Plaited straw, hemp, or similar fibrous material used in making hats.
- ‘The French 17-strand sennit produces a lovely ‘French twist’.’
- ‘Untwist the strips as necessary to flatten out the sennit.’
- 1.1Nautical Braided cordage in flat, round, or square form, used for making mats, lashings, etc.
Early 17th century: of unknown origin.
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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.