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cockchafer

Edited by T. F. Hoad

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

Published in print January 1996 | ISBN: 9780192830982
Published online January 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191727153
cockchafer

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XVIII. The second el. is (dial.) chaf(f)er :- OE. ċeafor, prob. f. Gmc. *kab- gnaw, parallel to *

Reference Entry.  44 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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