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

  • Tyson, Michael Gerald Known as "Mike.” Born 1966. American prizefighter. In 1986 he became the youngest ever to win the world heavyweight title, which he held until 1990. Repeatedly in trouble with the law, he was imprisoned from 1992 to 1995 after being convicted of rape.

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  • proper n. A surname.
  • proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.

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

  • n. United States prizefighter who was world heavyweight champion (born in 1966)


Nickname from Old French tison "firebrand". Also a patronymic surname, variant of Dyson, from Dennis +‎ -son. (Wiktionary)



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