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

  • A city of northeast New Jersey at the falls of the Passaic River north of Newark. It was founded in 1791 as an industrial settlement of the Society for Establishing Useful Manufactures, chartered by Alexander Hamilton and others to promote independent American enterprise. Population: 149,000.

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  • proper n. A patronymic surname.

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  • n. American Revolutionary leader (born in Ireland) who was a member of the Constitutional Convention (1745-1806)
  • n. a city of northeastern New Jersey

Etymologies

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From a Middle English short form of Patrick +‎ -son.

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