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  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a small computer application that is also an advertisement. It is a blend of 'application' and 'advertisement'

    The company has launched makeover appvertisements for 10 different brands and clinics.

    Submitted on 11/08/2009

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snap election

a general election … that is called earlier than expected

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