[bev-uh n]


A·neu·rin [uh-nahy-ruh n] /əˈnaɪ rən/, 1897–1960, British political leader: minister of health 1945–50.
a male given name. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Bev (bɛv)

noun Australian informal, derogatory

a stupid or unfashionable male
an aggressive and surly youth

Word Origin for Bevan

from the boy's name Bevan



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 FormsBevanite, noun, adjective
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