ampersand


am·per·sand

noun \ˈam-pər-ˌsand\

: a character & that is used for the word and

Full Definition of AMPERSAND

:  a character typically & standing for the word and

Origin of AMPERSAND

alteration of and (&) per se and, literally, (the character) & by itself (is the word) and
First Known Use: 1835

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