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

  • Osborne, John James 1929-1994. British playwright and member of the Angry Young Men who is best known for his first play, Look Back in Anger (1956).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An English surname.
  • proper n. A male given name, occasionally transferred from the surname.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. English playwright (1929-1994)


From a medieval given name derived from Old Norse Ásbjǫrn, from áss ("god") + bjǫrn ("bear"). See English bear. (Wiktionary)



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