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.
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- proper n. An English surname.
- n. A low quality, low potency drug passed off as a powerful, pure drug.
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- n. vice president under Eisenhower and 37th President of the United States; resigned after the Watergate scandal in 1974 (1913-1994)
From Nick + -son , an alteration of Nickson, originally a patronymic meaning the son of Nicholas. (Wiktionary)