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Boz

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

Dickens

[dik-inz]
noun
  1. CharlesJohn Huf·fam, [huhf-uh m] /ˈhʌf əm/,Boz,1812–70, English novelist.
Related formsDick·en·si·an [dih-ken-zee-uh n] /dɪˈkɛn zi ən/, adjective
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  • These were published as fast as they were written, over the pen name of "Boz."

    Historic Boyhoods</p>

    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


British Dictionary definitions for boz

Boz

noun
  1. pen name of (Charles) Dickens

dickens

noun
  1. informal a euphemistic word for devil what the dickens?

Word Origin

C16: from the name Dickens

Dickens

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)
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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.

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