from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Jonson, Benjamin Known as "Ben.” 1572-1637. English actor and writer. His plays include Volpone (1606) and Epicene (1609).
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- proper n. An English patronymic surname.
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- n. English dramatist and poet who was the first real poet laureate of England (1572-1637)
From John + -son. A rare spelling variant of Johnson (Wiktionary)