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Relating to or inducing vomiting.
- another term for vomitorium (sense 1)
Early 17th century: from Latin vomitorius, based on vomere ‘to vomit’, partly as an anglicization of Latin vomitorium (see vomitorium).
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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.