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Boz

[boz] /bɒz/
noun
1.
pen name of Charles Dickens.

Dickens

[dik-inz] /ˈdɪk ɪnz/
noun
1.
Charles (John Huf·fam)
[huhf-uh m] /ˈhʌf əm/ (Show IPA),
("Boz") 1812–70, English novelist.
Related forms
Dickensian
[dih-ken-zee-uh n] /dɪˈkɛn zi ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • These were published as fast as they were written, over the pen name of "Boz."

    Historic Boyhoods

    Rupert Sargent Holland
  • "Boz" had been earlier, and has been always, popular in France.

  • Now Boz and the Sketches have receded and are little thought of.

    Pickwickian Studies Percy Fitzgerald
  • Boz never fails to secure the tone of any strange place he is describing.

    Pickwickian Studies Percy Fitzgerald
  • Did Boz dislike this man all this while, or did he feel that he could do nothing with him in the story?

    Pickwickian Studies Percy Fitzgerald
  • The truth was, such stretches were as nothing to Boz himself.

    Pickwickian Studies Percy Fitzgerald
  • It is quite plain, therefore, that Boz was recalling this tragic episode.

    Pickwickian Studies Percy Fitzgerald
  • Now, we know how much Boz was inclined to draw from what was before his eyes.

    Pickwickian Studies Percy Fitzgerald
  • There was no better son than Boz himself, so he could appreciate these things.

    Pickwickian Studies Percy Fitzgerald
British Dictionary definitions for Boz

Boz

/bɒz/
noun
1.
pen name of (Charles) Dickens

dickens

/ˈdɪkɪnz/
noun
1.
(informal) a euphemistic word for devil what the dickens?
Word Origin
C16: from the name Dickens

Dickens

/ˈdɪkɪnz/
noun
1.
Charles (John Huffam), pen name Boz. 1812–70, English novelist, famous for the humour and sympathy of his characterization and his criticism of social injustice. His major works include The Pickwick Papers (1837), Oliver Twist (1839), Nicholas Nickleby (1839), Old Curiosity Shop (1840–41), Martin Chuzzlewit (1844), David Copperfield (1850), Bleak House (1853), Little Dorrit (1857), and Great Expectations (1861)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Boz

dickens

exclamation, 1590s, apparently a substitute for devil; probably altered from Dickon, nickname for Richard and source of the surnames Dickens and Dickenson, but exact derivation and meaning are unknown.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for Boz

dickens

noun

The devil; a devilish person: felt like the dickens/ let the dickens out on Halloween

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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