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Simpson

[simp-suh n] /ˈsɪmp sən/
noun
1.
James Young, 1811–70, Scottish professor of obstetrics and obstetrician: pioneer in use of ether and chloroform as anesthetics.
2.
O(renthal) J(ames) born 1946, U.S. football player.
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  • Miss Simpson's father died this morning, and she knew you would have to have some one.

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  • Once she had humorously lamented that she had never been to Simpson's restaurant in the Strand.

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  • "Tad" Simpson was known to be deep in Congressman Atkins's confidence.

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  • But Mr. Simpson, it seemed, was not yet ready to proceed with the coronation.

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British Dictionary definitions for Simpson

Simpson

/ˈsɪmpsən; ˈsɪmsən/
noun
1.
Sir James Young. 1811–70, Scottish obstetrician, who pioneered the use of chloroform as an anaesthetic
2.
Wallis (Warfield) (ˈwɒlɪs). See Edward VIII
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Simpson in Medicine

Simpson Simp·son (sĭmp'sən), Sir James Young. 1811-1870.

British obstetrician and a founder of gynecology. He is also known for introducing the use of chloroform as an anesthetic.

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