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noun grammar pronunciation in British English /ˈɡræmə(r)/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] the set of rules that describe the structure of a language and control the way that sentences are formed
    errors in spelling and grammar
    the teaching of grammar
    The book covers all the essential points of English grammar.
  2. 2
    [countable] a book explaining the rules of a language
    Did you borrow the Italian grammar?

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

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boutonnière

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

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