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

  • A borough of northwest England north-northeast of Liverpool. The Jacobites surrendered here after an uprising in 1715. Population: 184,000.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An industrial city in Lancashire, England.
  • proper n. Several other towns and villages.
  • proper n. An English surname derived from any of the placenames.
  • proper n. A male given name, transferred from the surname.


Old English prēost ("priest") + tūn ("settlement"). (Wiktionary)



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