Definitions

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

  • Huggins, Charles Brenton 1901-1997. Canadian-born American surgeon. He shared a 1966 Nobel Prize for research in hormone treatment for cancer of the prostate.

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  • proper n. A patronymic surname.

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  • n. English astronomer who pioneered spectroscopic analysis in astronomy and who discovered the red shift (1824-1910)

Etymologies

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

Examples

  • Later I found out it was Colin Huggins, who hauls pianos all over the city (even the subway!) to play for passersbys.

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  • Playing tough man-to-man defense, grabbing what seemed like every loose ball, West Virginia used Joe Alexander's 22 points and 11 rebounds and all sorts of contributions from unlikely sources for a 73-67 victory over Duke on Saturday, getting to the NCAA tournament's round of 16 in Huggins 'first season.

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  • And there was certainly some of that in Huggins 'speech, delivered after his players heard a loud bang emanate from the coach's office.

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  • Coach Bob Huggins is on the verge of having the services of Bill Walker for the second half of the season.

    Singler commits to Duke

  • Rogers is also representing Colin Huggins from whom label lawyers are demanding $4,500 by way of a settlement.

    Good cops and bad cops

  • Northwestern State, 81-65, in Huggins '500th career game with the team.

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  • Cincinnati coach Bob Huggins is the Johnny Cash of college basketball.

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  • Charles B. Huggins is a Member of the National Academy of Sciences and of the American

    Charles B. Huggins - Biography

  • I'm guessing Alexander called Huggins to thank him.

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  • Those old-timers out there can probably recall Huggins as a player at West Virginia in the 1970s.

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