American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Osborne, John James 1929-1994. British playwright and member of the Angry Young Men who is best known for his first play, Look Back in Anger (1956).
- n. English playwright (1929-1994)
- From a medieval given name derived from Old Norse Ásbjǫrn, from áss ("god") + bjǫrn ("bear"). See English bear. (Wiktionary)
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