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the Beeb, an informal name for BBC
Contemporary Examples

The beeb flubbed a pedophilia story with a case of mistaken identity.
BBC Critics Cry Witch Hunt in Newsnight Child-Abuse Report Peter Jukes November 13, 2012


colloquial shortening of B.B.C., attested from 1967.


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