Definitions

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  • n. Plural form of don.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of don.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Obama will greet the 8000 assembled guests by telecast which will receive polite applause until John McCain dons a Hitler moustache and adds a Nazi salute sending the crowd into uproarious peals of laughter.

    Matthew Yglesias » Hinderacker: Gandhi, Mandela are Overrated

  • Anakin dons the big, black suit to hide his disfigurement from the lightsaber duels with Obi Wan.

    SW Episode III "Spoilers"

  • The only diff between insurance CEOs and Mafia dons is … well, actually, there’s no diff.

    Think Progress » ThinkFast: February 4, 2010

  • Much of the election's verve was provided by Mr. Arain and Mr. Blessed, each in his own way making the case for blowing some of the cobwebs from a university whose professors, known as dons or fellows, have clung to ancient traditions and privileges, including access to college wine-cellars with some of the best vintages and rules that prohibit all but the fellows from walking on the immaculate college lawns.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Slum powerbrokers called "dons" received government contracts for public works projects that included building clinics and schools.

    KansasCity.com: Front Page

  • Bowyer and Edwards 'private race within a race, the Sprint Stateline Challenge, will determine which driver's name dons a $100,000 check to the Victory Junction Gang Camp on behalf of Sprint.

    PaddockTalk Racing News

  • For more than a generation, men like Mr. Coke took charge of much of Jamaica as "dons" kingmaking political patrons, organized-crime bosses and figureheads of Kingston's neglected slums, where they distributed food and justice.

    After Jamaican Siege, a Bigger Battle

  • And everyone worries that Mr. Yanukovych and his band of Donbas-based "dons" are ruthlessly pursuing the same anti-democratic agenda that sparked the Orange Revolution of 2004.

    Ukraine's Democracy in Danger

  • Known on the island as "dons," they control neighborhoods in the capital and outlying areas through distributing food, gifts and managing local justice.

    Jamaican Kingpin Caught Near Capital

  • Jamaica's prime minister, Bruce Golding, recently pledged to sever the ties between the gangs and political parties and to break the grip of the criminal "dons" on whole communities and large parts of the economy.

    Jamaican gang boss arrested on way to American embassy

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