Definitions

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  • proper n. A patronymic surname.

Etymologies

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From a Middle English diminutive of Hugh +‎ -son.

Examples

  • Besides his wife, who is known as Betty and whom he met in high school in Houston, Dr. Vale is survived by two daughters, Elizabeth Gandhi and Susannah Howieson; his father, Wylie; a brother, Shannon; and a granddaughter.

    NYT > Home Page

  • Tracey Howieson, a hydrologist in the southern division of the National Weather Service, said the record levels of the Mississippi could force a back-up of tributaries along its route, flooding rural areas.

    The Guardian World News

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