Oxfam

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Syllabic abbreviation of Oxford Committee for Famine Relief: originally the telegraphic address of the organisation.

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Oxfam

  1. A UK-based charity focused on alleviating global poverty.
    • 2012, Alana Muir, An American Guide to Britishness (page 34)
      In the town center of the village I live in, there is an Oxfam shop, a Salvation Army shop, a Heart Disease UK shop, and a Cancer Research shop. They sell the usual thrift store stuff of used clothes and books.

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