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noun [singular] bane pronunciation in American English /beɪn/
  1. something that annoys someone very much or causes them a lot of problems
    the bane of: Noisy and disobedient children are the bane of many mothers.
    the bane of someone’s life/existence: Paperwork is the bane of my life.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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