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Bevan

[ bev-uhn ]
/ ˈbɛv ən /
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noun
A·neu·rin [uh-nahy-ruhn], /əˈnaɪ rən/, 1897–1960, British political leader: minister of health 1945–50.
a male given name.
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Bevan

Bev (bɛv)

/ (ˈbɛvən) /

noun Australian informal, derogatory
a stupid or unfashionable male
an aggressive and surly youth

Word Origin for Bevan

from the boy's name Bevan

British Dictionary definitions for Bevan (2 of 2)

Bevan
/ (ˈbɛvən) /

noun
Aneurin (əˈnaɪ ə rɪn), known as Nye . (1897–1960), British Labour statesman, born in Wales: noted for his oratory. As minister of health (1945–51) he introduced the National Health Service (1948)

Derived forms of Bevan

Bevanite, noun, adjective
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