from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Gordon, Charles George Known as "Chinese Gordon.” 1833-1885. British army officer who took part in the capture of Peking (Beijing) in 1860 and commanded the Chinese force that quashed the Taiping Rebellion (1863-1864).
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- proper n. A surname.
- proper n. Any of several places, outside Scotland named for persons with the surname.
- proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname. Popular in the UK in the first half of the 20th century.
From a Scottish surname which was originally descended of a place name that means ‘spacious fort’. (Wiktionary)