Definitions

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  • proper n. A surname originating in Scotland from Clan Fergusson and now widespread in the English-speaking world.

Etymologies

From Fergus +‎ -son, translation of Gaelic MacFhearguis, "son of Fergus". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It is a phrase Ferguson first used following United's dramatic derby triumph over City at Old Trafford in September 2009, when Michael Owen scored the winner in a 4-3 victory.

    Sir Alex Ferguson does not expect to make further signings this summer

  • It is a phrase Ferguson first used following United's dramatic derby triumph over City at Old Trafford in September last year.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • Rodgers admitted he had taken Sir Alex Ferguson's decision to play Carrick, Park Ji-sung, Rooney and Rio Ferdinand - what he described as Ferguson's most hard-working side - as a "massive compliment" to his players.

    WalesOnline - Home

  • Richard Ferguson is right, on the few occasions that you see a road sign that simply says “México”, it indicates the direction to México City.

    Retiring in Yucatan

  • The 6-foot-9 Ferguson is the 40th-rated prep player in the country, according to rivals. com.

    Sun Belt Conference

  • From a Dec. 16, 2009 Joni Balter column: Even though Ferguson is a Democrat and McKenna is Republican, the connection between the two men goes back a ways and is quite involved ....

    Potential AG Candidate Blasts McKenna’s’s Lawsuit « PubliCola

  • -- DE J.R. Ferguson, Frederick, Md. -- Ferguson is rated one of the top defensive line prospects in the nation and is the No. 6 (Rivals. com) and No. 7 (Scout. com) prospect at his position.

    LSU - Team Notes

  • Plus the Ferguson is not a natural born talk show host, so it is a bit unconventional and quirky, and that is what makes his rendition of The Late Late Show great.

    Friday Top 5: Late Night Talk Shows

  • Alex Ferguson is also "eyeing £5m-rated Rangers keeper Allan McGregor". presumably through a tiny pair of opera glasses held up with a small ivory stick.

    Football transfer rumours: Glen Johnson to Juventus?

  • The BGA's not endorsing or rejecting any of the ideas in Ferguson's $250 million plan -- that's for the elected officials to decide -- but we're convinced they merit a full public debate, out in the open, with the vigorous give and take that characterizes a real democracy.

    Andy Shaw: City Council Says Boo, But We Think Chicago IG's Budget Is a Treat

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