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  • proper n. A diminutive of the male given name Charles.
  • proper n. A diminutive of the female names Charlotte and Charlene.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A slang name for a watchman under the old. patrol system in England: given, it is said, because Charles I. in 1640 extended and improved the patrol system of London.
  • n. A small pointed beard such as that worn by Charles I. of England and by men of his time; hence the name. It extended from the under-lip and ended in a point just below the chin.
  • n. The fox.

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