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A sleeping car on a European railroad.
- ‘At Belgrade I was left looking after the luggage while my husband went off to organize a couchette or wagon-lit for the rest of the journey.’
- ‘The Gravy Train is the story of Philip Bushill-Matthews's journey to Brussels on a PR wagon-lit.’
- ‘A railroad car - the wagon-lit in which a German delegation signed the WWI armistice on November 11, 1918, and in which a French delegation signed the surrender of France to the Third Reich on June 21, 1940.’
French, from wagon ‘railway coach’ + lit ‘bed’.
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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.