from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An award given annually since 1984 by the Dance Theater Workshop in New York City for achievement in dance and the performing arts.
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- proper n. A diminutive of Elizabeth, also used as a formal female given name.
- proper n. Bessie, a lake monster supposed to exist in Lake Erie in the United States.
After Bessie Schönberg (1906-1997), German-born American dance teacher.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)