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Bronx

[brongks]
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noun
  1. the, a borough of New York City, N of Manhattan. 43.4 sq. mi. (112 sq. km).
  2. a cocktail of gin, sweet and dry vermouth, and orange juice.
Related formsBronx·ite, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for the bronx

Bronx

noun
  1. the Bronx a borough of New York City, on the mainland, separated from Manhattan by the Harlem River. Pop: 1 363 198 (2003 est)
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Word Origin and History for the bronx

Bronx

named for Jonas Bronck, who settled there in 1641.

Jonas Bronck, who arrived at New Amsterdam in 1639, and whose name is perpetuated in Bronx Borough, Bronx Park, Bronxville -- in New York -- was a Scandinavian, in all probability a Dane and originally, as it seems, from Thorshavn, Faroe Islands, where his father was a pastor in the Lutheran Church. Faroe then belonged to Denmark-Norway and had been settled by Norwegians. The official language of the island in Bronck's days was Danish. ... Bronck may have been a Swede if we judge by the name alone for the name of Brunke is well known in Sweden. [John Oluf Evjen, "Scandinavian immigrants in New York, 1630-1674," Minneapolis, 1916]

Bronx cheer first recorded 1929.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

the bronx in Culture

The Bronx

One of the five boroughs that make up New York City.

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