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octothorpe

noun oc·to·thorpe \ˈäk-tə-ˌthȯrp, -tō-\

Definition of octothorpe

  1. :  the symbol #



Variants of octothorpe

or oc·to·thorp \ˈäk-tə-ˌthȯrp, -tō-\

Origin of octothorpe

octo- + thorp, of unknown origin; from the eight points on its circumference


First Known Use: 1971

Rhymes with octothorpe


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