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Orton

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noun
  1. JoeJohn Kingsley Orton, 1933–67, English playwright.
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Historical Examples

  • Orton Hippisley might have boasted of kisses he did not get, but not of the slaps that he did.

    In a Little Town

    Rupert Hughes

  • She and Orton rode home in a hack and she cried all the way.

    In a Little Town

    Rupert Hughes

  • But it was all right, because they were going to get married when Orton learned how to earn some money.

    In a Little Town

    Rupert Hughes

  • I am indebted to Mr. Orton for a letter on the same subject.

  • The foregoing are the most important of Mr. Orton's statements.


British Dictionary definitions for orton

Orton

noun
  1. Joe (Kingsley). 1933–67, British dramatist, noted for his black comedies: these include Entertaining Mr Sloane (1964), Loot (1966), and What the Butler Saw (1969)
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