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411

noun \ˈfr-ˈwən-ˈwən\

Definition of 411

slang
:  relevant information :  skinny <fiber-optic 411 fed 24/7 in satellite real time — Jeff MacGregor>

Examples of 411

  1. <received a call from their daughter, who excitedly gave them the 411 on all that had happened to her since arriving on campus>
  2. <a guide that will give you the 411 on what's hot and what's not>

Origin of 411

from the telephone number 411 used to reach directory assistance
First Known Use: 1985

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