Definitions

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  • adjective Northern England Early, near the start or beginning
  • adverb Northern England Early; at a time before expected; sooner than usual.
  • noun Cockney rhyming slang woman's drawers.

Etymologies

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When English pubs closed in the afternoon, customers who were waiting or arrived soon after the pub re-opened in the evening were known as 'early doors'.

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  • British slang - early, premature.

    September 23, 2008