often

[ aw-fuhn, of-uhn; awf-tuhn, of- ]SEE DEFINITION OF often
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WORD ORIGIN

c.1300, extended form of oft, originally before vowels and h-, probably by influence of Middle English selden "seldom." In common use from 16c., replacing oft.

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