[Ads-l] Nor is "co-signer. "Co-Sign" Not in OED (UNCLASSIFIED)

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Jun 23 22:34:44 UTC 2015


Of course, Black's does have "co-sign" and "co-signer."  Indeed, it is because I saw the entries in Black's that I became aware that these terms were missing from OED.

Fred Shapiro



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> I suspect lawyers would say there was!

So maybe Blacks' legal dictionary should have an entry?





=C2=A0 And what extra speciality
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> I'm all for more information in the book.=C2=A0 But is there anything
> speci= al about "co-sign" that isn't well-covered by using the entries
> for the pre= fix "co-" and the verb "sign"?
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> At least it has "cosine".
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