Entry date

  • Quotation evidence from 1794 (first cited in William Felton).
  • OED includes about 4000 entries first evidenced in the decade 1790—1799 (words such as peanut, telegraph, uranium).

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  • bouge

Entry size

  • 1 sense (1 main sense, 0 subentry senses).
  • 1 quotation.

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