American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Chaplin, Sir Charles Spencer Known as "Charlie.” 1889-1977. British-born actor, director, and producer who gained fame for his role as a tramp in baggy trousers and a bowler hat. His productions include The Kid (1921), The Gold Rush (1925), and City Lights (1931).
- n. A surname.
- n. English comedian and film maker; portrayed a downtrodden little man in baggy pants and bowler hat (1889-1977)
“CHARLIE CHAPLIN CLASSICS "The Kid," the 1921 movie with Chaplin as a scam artist and Jackie Coogan as his foundling son and accomplice, is paired with "A Day's Pleasure," another film that sees him as a besieged family man (Friday at 5 p.m.,”
“While I believe there is no questioning the hint of theatrics in Chaplin's rant, I believe the attention it has drawn will never do any good nor change anything.”
“It makes it seem like Chaplin is the foot and we are all helpless puppies.”
“And we're all sitting here pissed off like humorless prudes watching South Park while Chaplin is laughing all the way home.”
“Mystery woman in Chaplin movie clip (The Star) ...”
“I'm very fond of his performances in Chaplin, and really going back a ways, Less Than Zero”
“Cassie Hackâ€ ™ s a Suicide Girl, and Lucy Chaplin is a genius super-scientist with the body of a pin-up!”
“Sure it didn't mean the same thing in Chaplin's time, but neither did blackface.”
“A particular high point was his Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in Chaplin (1992), directed by Richard Attenborough.”
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English surnames based upon an occupation. As one would expect, many of the occupations that lent themselves to these surnames no longer exist, and variant spellings abound.
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