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contango

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
contango

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percentage which a buyer of stock pays to the seller to postpone transfer. XIX. perh. arbitrary formation on the anal.

Reference Entry.  35 words. 

Subjects: History of English

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