from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Nichols, Mike Originally Michael Igor Peschkowsky. Born 1931. German-born American stage and film director whose credits include The Odd Couple (1965) and the motion pictures Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) and The Graduate (1967), for both of which he won an Academy Award.
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- proper n. A surname.
From Nichol, medieval vernacular form of the given name Nicholas + the patronymic suffix -s. (Wiktionary)