Definition of King's English in English:

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King's English

noun

In the reign of a king, the term for Queen's English.
Example sentences
  • One can only write the King's English from a position of solidarity.
  • ‘I do not think I have ever heard someone butcher the King's English so; it is truly horrendous,’ Charles sighed.
  • He had a tendency to fracture the King's English like he did a rival's race car.

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