Entry date

  • Quotation evidence from 1712 (first cited in John James).
  • OED includes about 2200 entries first evidenced in the decade 1710—1719 (words such as bother, cellular, paddy).

Timeline of entries in the OED

(Based on the first date of each entry. The date of this entry is indicated by the black line.)
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Origin

Entry size

  • 18 senses (16 main senses, 2 subentry senses).
  • 71 quotations.

Timeline of quotation evidence

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  • 1000
  • 1100
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  • 1300
  • 1400
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  • 1600
  • 1700
  • 1800
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  • 2000