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Higgins

[hig-inz] /ˈhɪg ɪnz/
noun
1.
George V. 1939–99, U.S. novelist.
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  • Higgins would have had the law on him if he had throwed up the trade.

  • This man Higgins, he went to work for her on her place, and pretty soon he married her.

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  • The "club" was one of the rooms over Mr. Higgins's store and post office.

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  • Mr. Higgins laid it upon the table and put his hand into his own pocket.

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  • He owes me over thirty, and I guess Higgins is worse off than any of us.

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British Dictionary definitions for Higgins

Higgins

/ˈhɪɡɪnz/
noun
1.
Alex, known as Hurricane Higgins. 1949–2010, Northern Irish snooker player: world champion (1972, 1982)
2.
Jack, real name Harry Patterson. born 1929, British novelist; his thrillers include The Eagle Has Landed (1975), Confessional (1985), and Midnight Runner (2002)
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