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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An assiduous and devoted admirer, student, and recorder of another's words and deeds.
  • James,British lawyer, diarist, and writer renowned as Samuel Johnson's biographer.

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  • proper noun A Scottish habitational surname of Norman origin from Beuzeville in France.
  • proper noun James Boswell, biographer of Samuel Johnson.
  • noun A devoted admirer and recorder of a person's words and deeds.

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

  • noun Scottish author noted for his biography of Samuel Johnson (1740-1795)
  • noun a devoted admirer and recorder of another's words and deeds

Etymologies

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

[After James Boswell.]

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