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obsolete slang A good fellow. Primarily heard in UK. Ah, no, he's one of us—a right bene cull!
obsolete slang Farewell and good evening; have a good night. The term originated in the thieves' cant of the UK underworld. Primarily heard in UK. Right, I'm off lads. Bene darkmans!
obsolete slang Good morning. The term originated in the thieves' cant of the UK underworld. Primarily heard in UK. Bene lightmans, boyos! Any news?
Used in writing to indicate something that should be specially noted by the reader. Often abbreviated as "NB" or "n.b." Comes from the Latin phrase notā bene, meaning "note well." At the bottom of the page was a note from the editor that read, "Nota bene: The terminology used in this section is obsolete, but has been preserved for the sake of historical accuracy."
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