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[nik-suh n] /ˈnɪk sən/
Richard M(ilhous)
[mil-hous] /ˈmɪl haʊs/ (Show IPA),
1913–94, 37th president of the U.S., 1969–74 (resigned).
his wife, Thelma Catherine Ryan ("Pat") 1912–93, U.S. First Lady 1969–74. Unabridged
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  • Tell me then, Mr. Nixon, who are the two gentlemen I saw at breakfast outside?

    That Boy Of Norcott's Charles James Lever
  • I was not aware that you and Mr. Nixon had been discussing my habits.

    That Boy Of Norcott's Charles James Lever
  • You were just taking that post and rail out of Nixon's lawn as I came by.

    Barrington Charles James Lever
  • But Nixon knew what he was about, and was simply steadying his team for the turn.

  • I think Miss Nixon guessed what my father's best English could not convey.

    The Promised Land Mary Antin
British Dictionary definitions for Nixon


Richard M(ilhous). 1913–94, US Republican politician; 37th president from 1969 until he resigned over the Watergate scandal in 1974
Derived Forms
Nixonian (nɪkˈsəʊnɪən) adjective
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Word Origin and History for Nixon

surname, variant of Nickson, literally "son of (a man named) Nick, English familiar form of Nicholas.

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