from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Dowson, Ernest Christopher 1867-1900. British Decadent poet best known for his refrain "I have been faithful to thee, Cynara, in my fashion.”
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- proper n. A patronymic surname.
From a Dow as a diminutive of David + -son. (Wiktionary)