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Definition of burton noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

burton

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BrE BrE//ˈbɜːtn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbɜːrtn//
 
 
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Word Origin Second World War (originally RAF slang): perhaps referring to Burton ale, from Burton-upon-Trent, UK.Idioms
gone for a burton
 
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(old-fashioned, British English, informal) lost or destroyed

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