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

  • Robbins, Frederick Chapman 1916-2003. American microbiologist. He shared a 1954 Nobel Prize for work on the cultivation of the polio virus.
  • Robbins, Jerome 1918-1998. American dancer and choreographer of ballets and musicals, including West Side Story (1957), the film version of which he later codirected.

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  • proper n. A patronymic surname.

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  • n. United States choreographer who brought human emotion to classical ballet and spirited reality to Broadway musicals (1918-1998)


From Robin + patronymic suffix -s. (Wiktionary)



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