apols

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From apologies by shortening.

Noun[edit]

apols (uncountable)

  1. (UK, informal) Apologies.
    • 2008, Susie Day, serafina67 *urgently requires life*, Scholastic (2008), ISBN 9780545073523, page 105:
      Apols for TMI but that really is all that has happened.
    • 2011, James Bennett, Television Personalities: Stardom and the Small Screen, Routledge (2011), ISBN 0203842685, pages 173-174:
      On the other, the self was also confirmed as authentic via a process of interaction, whereby Fry answered and apologised to his critic for the subsequent abuse he received on Twitter – 'Pls accept my apols ... I feel more sheepish than a sheep'.
    • 2013, Robert Hudson, The Dazzle, Jonathan Cape (2013), ISBN 9780224097154, page 68:
      Apols if this letter is a disarray, but my head is like a drum made of cymbals.
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