Definitions

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

  • Nixon, Richard Milhous 1913-1994. The 37th President of the United States (1969-1974). Vice President (1953-1961) under Dwight D. Eisenhower, he lost the 1960 presidential election to John F. Kennedy. Elected President in 1968, he visited China (1972) and established détente with the USSR. Although he increased U.S. military involvement in Southeast Asia, he was also responsible for the eventual withdrawal of U.S. troops. When Congress recommended three articles of impeachment for Nixon's involvement in the Watergate scandal, he resigned from office (August 9, 1974).
  • Nixon, Thelma Catherine Ryan Known as "Pat.” 1912-1993. First Lady of the United States (1969-1974) as the wife of President Richard M. Nixon. She worked to make the White House more accessible for disabled and visually impaired people.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An English surname.
  • n. A low quality, low potency drug passed off as a powerful, pure drug.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. vice president under Eisenhower and 37th President of the United States; resigned after the Watergate scandal in 1974 (1913-1994)

Etymologies

From Nick +‎ -son , an alteration of Nickson, originally a patronymic meaning the son of Nicholas. (Wiktionary)

Examples

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.

  • I don't know why Thompson never just came out and said how he felt about Nixon.

    December 20, 2009

  • "If the right people had been in charge of Nixon's funeral, his casket would have been launched into one of those open-sewage canals that empty into the ocean just south of Los Angeles. He was a swine of a man and a jabbering dupe of a president. Nixon was so crooked that he needed servants to help him screw his pants on every morning. Even his funeral was illegal. He was queer in the deepest way. His body should have been burned in a trash bin."
    — Hunter S. Thompson (Where Were You When the Fun Stopped)

    December 20, 2009