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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Abbott, Berenice 1898-1991. American photographer known especially for her series of black-and-white portraits of New York City.
  • Abbott, George 1887-1995. American theatrical producer and playwright who cowrote and directed many productions, including Fiorello!, which won a 1959 Pulitzer Prize.
  • Abbott, Sir John Joseph Caldwell 1821-1893. Canadian politician who served as Conservative prime minister (1891-1892).
  • Abbott, Robert Sengstacke 1868-1940. American newspaper publisher who founded and edited (1905-1940) the Chicago Defender, which was an early advocate of African-American civil rights.
  • Abbott, William Known as "Bud.” 1898-1974. American comedian noted for his partnership with Lou Costello. Abbott and Costello appeared in numerous motion pictures, including The Naughty Nineties (1945), which features their famous "Who's on First” routine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A surname.

Etymologies

An English and Scottish occupational surname for someone employed by an abbot. (Wiktionary)

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