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Bronx

[brongks]
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.
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Related formsBronx·ite, noun
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  • Morrow sped as fast as elevated and subway could carry him to the Bronx.

    The Crevice

    William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander

  • Russ and the two girls, with Paul, started back from the Bronx.

  • At this very moment his flat in the Bronx is full of stolen loot.

    The Mask

    Arthur Hornblow

  • Had he himself not seen Kenneth driving about the Bronx with Keralio at an impossible hour?

    The Mask

    Arthur Hornblow

  • The first thing to find out was what took Keralio and Kenneth to the Bronx.

    The Mask

    Arthur Hornblow


British Dictionary definitions for 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 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.

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