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1‘I don't even smoke cigarettes or touch alcohol’
liquor, intoxicating liquor, alcoholic drink, strong drink, drink, spirits, intoxicants
informal booze, hooch, the hard stuff, firewater, gut-rot, rotgut, moonshine, tipple, the demon drink, the bottle, juice, bevvy, grog, Dutch courage, John Barleycorn
technical ethyl alcohol, ethanol
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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.