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one-o'-one

noun; zero derivation; other word formation type generalization
The basic fundamentals of a subject; the part that is intuitively obvious or well known.
 
One-o’-one is formally used to describe an introductory college or higher-level education course. In informal and colloquial use, it is commonly used sarcastically to refer to something that should be common sense. The use of this word in this context most likely arose due to the humor it creates.
Etymology : one-o'-one. Formed by zero derivation from one-o'-one meaning an introductory course, e.g., Psychology 101. This definition is widened to refer to not only college courses, but any subject in general.
Source : Friend in November 2008 "Having beer at a college party is party one-o'-one."
Last modified: 28 November 2008


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