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1‘war was not a rare phenomenon in the 18th century’
occurrence, event, happening, fact, situation, circumstance, experience, case, incident, episode, sight, appearance, thing
2‘the band was a pop phenomenon’
marvel, sensation, wonder, prodigy, miracle, rarity, nonpareil, curiosity, spectacle
informal something else, something to write home about, something to shout about
North American informal standout
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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.