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villain

Edited by Jeremy Butterfield

in Fowler’s Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage

Third edition

Published in print January 2016 | ISBN: 9780199666317
Published online September 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191800979
villain

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The two spellings are forms of a single word with two branches, originally meaning either ‘a low-born rustic’ or ‘a

Reference Entry.  78 words. 

Subjects: Language Reference

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