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Lighter BS: new words / usage (100* d) RE: BS: new words / usage 07 Dec 20


The online OED gives a single example of the noun, from 1903.

I've never heard it used in the U.S. or read it anywhere.

Same goes for the corresponding verb, which OED surprisingly dates from "c1425." Their latest citation is from 1798.

FWIW, I don't see a citation from 1348, though Chaucer used the sense "to trumpet or proclaim" in 1384.

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