long s

or long ess

[ es ]

noun
  1. a style of the letter s, suggesting a lowercase f in form, formerly common in handwriting and as a type character.

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British Dictionary definitions for longs (1 of 2)

longs

/ (lɒŋz) /


pl n
  1. full-length trousers

  2. long-dated gilt-edged securities

  1. finance unsold securities or commodities held in anticipation of rising prices

British Dictionary definitions for long s (2 of 2)

long s

noun
  1. a lower-case s, printed ʃ, formerly used in handwriting and printing: Also called: long ess

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