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

  • Coleman, Cy Originally Seymour Kauffman. 1929-2004. American composer and theatrical producer whose best known Broadway productions include Sweet Charity (1966) and The Will Rogers Follies (1991).
  • Coleman, Ornette Born 1930. American jazz saxophonist and composer who established free jazz, an unrestrained improvisational style of jazz.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A patronymic surname derived from the given name Colman.
  • proper n. An occupational surname for a coal man, who burnt coal.
  • proper n. A male given name transferred from the surnames.


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