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antedating Syllabification: an·te·dat·ing
Pronunciation: /ˈan(t)iˌdādiNG/

Definition of antedating in English:


An example or instance of a word, phrase, etc., at a date earlier than previously known or recorded: antedatings of some prize-fighting terms
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  • But I can provide a more modest antedating, taking the ‘box’ metaphor back to 1969.
  • Contributors have been supplying antedatings since the first fascicles of the OED were published in the 1880s.
  • People guess that the best bet for antedatings is probably old magazines.
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