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Hugo

[hyoo-goh or, often, yoo-; French y-goh] /ˈhyu goʊ or, often, ˈyu-; French üˈgoʊ/
noun
1.
Victor (Marie, Viscount)
[vik-ter muh-ree;; French veek-tawr ma-ree] /ˈvɪk tər məˈri;; French vikˈtɔr maˈri/ (Show IPA),
1802–85, French poet, novelist, and dramatist.
2.
a male given name.
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  • I asked Hugo von Meilingen to settle affairs for me, and left that night.

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  • Every one in business or official circles in Bombay knew about Hugo Tancred.

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British Dictionary definitions for Hugo

Hugo

/ˈhjuːɡəʊ; French yɡo/
noun
1.
Victor (Marie) (viktɔr). 1802–85, French poet, novelist, and dramatist; leader of the romantic movement in France. His works include the volumes of verse Les Feuilles d'automne (1831) and Les Contemplations (1856), the novels Notre-Dame de Paris (1831) and Les Misérables (1862), and the plays Hernani (1830) and Ruy Blas (1838)
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