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Adam-and-Eve

[ad-uh m-uh n-eev, -uh nd-] /ˈæd əm ənˈiv, -ənd-/
noun
1.
the puttyroot.
Origin of Adam-and-Eve
1780-1790
First recorded in 1780-90
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  • The Adam-and-Eve never heard of such a thing as "a dressing-room."

  • “I hear your infant introduced an Adam-and-Eve scene into her party,” Mrs. Page continued.

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