- pen name of Charles Dickens.
- CharlesJohn Huf·fam, [huhf-uh m] /ˈhʌf əm/,Boz,1812–70, English novelist.
Examples from the Web for boz
Apart from a silly 200th birthday, a clue to why Boz matters is how well he fleshes out our capitalist world.Charles Dickens Bicentenary: Why We Should Care
February 7, 2012
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.A History of the French Novel, Vol. 2
Now Boz and the Sketches have receded and are little thought of.
Boz never fails to secure the tone of any strange place he is describing.
Did Boz dislike this man all this while, or did he feel that he could do nothing with him in the story?
- pen name of (Charles) Dickens
- informal a euphemistic word for devil what the dickens?
- 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)
Word Origin and History for boz
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.