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[brongks] /brɒŋks/
the, a borough of New York City, N of Manhattan. 43.4 sq. mi. (112 sq. km).
a cocktail of gin, sweet and dry vermouth, and orange juice.
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Bronxite, noun Unabridged
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  • Though the second lieutenant of the Bronx had not been to breakfast, it was not his stomach that made the first demand upon him.

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  • "We've bought a cottage in the Bronx with the money," said he.

    The Four Million

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  • Russ and the two girls, with Paul, started back from the Bronx.

  • And I used to chase news from the Battery to the Bronx every day from eight to six!

  • "His name is Bockburn; he is a Scotchman, and appears to be a very good fellow," replied the engineer of the Bronx.

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British Dictionary definitions for Bronx


the Bronx, a borough of New York City, on the mainland, separated from Manhattan by the Harlem River. Pop: 1 363 198 (2003 est)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Bronx

named for Jonas Bronck, who settled there in 1641.

Jonas Bronck, who arrived at New Amsterdam in 1639, and whose name is perpetuated in Bronx Borough, Bronx Park, Bronxville -- in New York -- was a Scandinavian, in all probability a Dane and originally, as it seems, from Thorshavn, Faroe Islands, where his father was a pastor in the Lutheran Church. Faroe then belonged to Denmark-Norway and had been settled by Norwegians. The official language of the island in Bronck's days was Danish. ... Bronck may have been a Swede if we judge by the name alone for the name of Brunke is well known in Sweden. [John Oluf Evjen, "Scandinavian immigrants in New York, 1630-1674," Minneapolis, 1916]
Bronx cheer first recorded 1929.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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