is spelt -our in BrE and either -our or -or in AmE. The word is originally Scottish, and was brought into general literary use by Walter Scott about 1830. It is an alteration of the word grammar (or more strictly, of the old form gramarye) with the meaning ‘occult learning, magic, necromancy’. It then passed into standard English and meant ‘a delusive or alluring charm’; nearly a century later, in the 1930s, it acquired its main current meaning, first in AmE and then in BrE and elsewhere, relating to the charm or physical allure of a person (usually a woman).

Modern English usage. 2014.

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