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[waw] /wɔ/
Alec (Alexander Raban) 1898–1981, English novelist, traveler, and lecturer (son of Arthur, brother of Evelyn).
Arthur, 1866–1943, English literary critic, publisher, and editor (father of Alec and Evelyn).
Evelyn (Arthur St. John) 1903–66, English novelist, satirist, biographer, and author of books on travel (son of Arthur, brother of Alec).
Frederick Judd, 1861–1940, U.S. painter and illustrator. Unabridged
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  • And more recently Waugh has lifted up his senile slobber against Mr. Eliot.

    Instigations Ezra Pound
  • A “Waugh,” which might be translated “Hear, hear,” greeted this statement of opinion.

    The Buffalo Runners R.M. Ballantyne
  • Lieutenant Crow has delivered them over to Captain Waugh, and returns to you in a day or two.

  • This statement was received with a “Waugh” of satisfaction from several of the warriors.

    The Big Otter R.M. Ballantyne
  • The Indian, who was neither a speculator nor a philosopher—though solemn enough for either or both—replied, “Waugh!”

    The Big Otter R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for Waugh


Evelyn (Arthur St John) (ˈiːvlɪn). 1903–66, English novelist. His early satirical novels include Decline and Fall (1928), Vile Bodies (1930), A Handful of Dust (1934), and Scoop (1938). His later novels include the more sombre Brideshead Revisited (1945) and the trilogy of World War II Men at Arms (1952), Officers and Gentlemen (1955), and Unconditional Surrender (1961)
Mark (Edward). born 1965, Australian cricketer: a batsman, he scored 8029 runs in 128 test matches (1991–2002)
his twin brother Steve, full name Stephen Roger Waugh. born 1965, Australian cricketer: a batsman, he scored 10,927 runs in 168 test matches and captained Australia to victory in the 1999 World Cup
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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