Definitions

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

  • Family of American actors, including John (1827-1862), his wife, Louisa (1820-1897), and their son John (1853-1927).
  • Drew, Daniel 1797-1879. American financier who as a director of the Erie Railroad manipulated stock prices to his own advantage and with James Fisk and Jay Gould engaged Cornelius Vanderbilt in a bitter stock-market struggle (1866-1868) for control of the railroad.

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  • proper n. A male given name.
  • proper n. A male given name

Etymologies

Shortened form of Andrew (Wiktionary)
From Anglo-Norman Drew, Drieu, Drue, from Old French Drogon, Dreus, Drues (made popular by Charlemagne's son Drogo) from Old Dutch Drogo (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • GLENN SELIG, DREW PETERSON ` S PUBLICIST: Well, Drew is in jail and now begins a new process.

    CNN Transcript May 8, 2009

  • JEREMY THOMAS DREW BARRYMORE (----) Status: Married 10 weeks, divorce filed last weekAnalysis: Never one to postpone until tomorrow a problem that can be suffered today, Drew wed the L.A. barkeep after a five-week courtship and a three-hour engagement.

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  • JOEL BRODSKY, DREW PETERSON ` S ATTORNEY: Well, she ` s talking about something that occurred about eight months before Kathy died, where Drew entered Kathy ` s house in order to retrieve some goods and ...

    CNN Transcript Mar 20, 2008

  • JOEL BRODSKY, DREW PETERSON ` S ATTORNEY: Drew called a few days ago about that.

    CNN Transcript Mar 21, 2008

  • JOEL BRODSKY, ATTORNEY FOR DREW PETERSON: Well, one was a partner of -- police officer partner of Drew ` s, former police officer partner.

    CNN Transcript Mar 10, 2008

  • Plus it's Hugh and Drew, being quintessentially Hugh* and Drew**.

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  • STEVE CARCERANO, FRIEND OF DREW PETERSON: I was actually on my way home that evening from work and entering the subdivision coming down my street, Drew pulled up next to me in the police car, which so happened that we were on the same street and he asked me to go to the house within the next 10 to 15 minutes.

    CNN Transcript Nov 13, 2007

  • KYLE PIRY, DREW PETERSON'S FORMER FIANCEE: I see some of the similarities and stories from Stacy and Kathleen, some of the things that Drew did or has said, similar to things that I had experienced when we were engaged.

    CNN Transcript Nov 30, 2007

  • FOR DREW PETERSON: What really happened was this -- Drew bought Stacy a Glock, a nine-millimeter Glock, as a present.

    CNN Transcript Dec 13, 2007

  • JOEL BRODSKY, DREW PETERSON'S ATTORNEY: You have to understand what's going on with Drew in front of his house is absolutely unprecedented.

    CNN Transcript Dec 8, 2007

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