King's English

noun

: standard, pure, or correct English speech or usage

Word History

First Known Use

1553, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of King's English was in 1553

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Cite this Entry

“King's English.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/King%27s%20English. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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