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battels

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Pronunciation: /ˈbat(ə)lz/

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Definition of battels in English:

plural noun

(At Oxford University) a college account for food and accommodation expenses.

Origin

late 16th century: perhaps from dialect battle 'nourish', from the earlier adjective battle 'nutritious'; probably related to batten2.

Words that rhyme with battels

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