Definitions

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  • proper n. A patronymic surname.

Etymologies

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From a medieval diminutive of the given name Hugh + patronymic suffix -s.

Examples

  • Stuart Hookins, head of portfolio strategy, acquisition and disposals for Co-operative Food, said: We are delighted John has joined the team, which demonstrates our commitment to continue our ongoing growth plans.

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