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

  • Dawes, Charles Gates 1865-1951. Vice President of the United States (1925-1929) under Calvin Coolidge. He shared the 1925 Nobel Peace Prize for proposing the Dawes Plan to reduce Germany's World War I reparations.
  • Dawes, William 1745-1799. American patriot who rode with Paul Revere on April 18, 1775, to warn of the British advance on Lexington and Concord, Massachusetts.

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  • proper n. A patronymic surname.

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  • n. American patriot who rode with Paul Revere to warn that the British were advancing on Lexington and Concord (1745-1799)


From a Dawe as a diminutive of David + the patronymic suffix -s. (Wiktionary)



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