Bevan

[ bev-uhn ]
/ ˈbɛv ən /

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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British Dictionary definitions for Bevan (1 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

British Dictionary definitions for Bevan (2 of 2)

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
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