[goo g-uh n-hahym, goo-guh n-]

noun Games.

Origin of Guggenheim

from the proper name


[goo g-uh n-hahym, goo-guh n-]


Daniel,1856–1930, U.S. industrialist and philanthropist. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for guggenheim

Contemporary Examples of guggenheim

Historical Examples of guggenheim

  • One of our brightest mining-engineers, and the apple of Guggenheim's eye.


    John Buchan

  • Miss Guggenheim was to give them their first appearance, invite fifty or sixty people, and serve tea.


    Kate Douglas Wiggin

  • "The victory of the imperialist principle would be the political death of Switzerland" (Guggenheim).

    The Forerunners

    Romain Rolland

  • The only ability or skill needed, after the Guggenheim deal was made—brilliant deal from a market standpoint!

  • I hope, also, they won't see the name on the Guggenheim smelters and undertake to give Wagner under a misapprehension.

    Heart's Desire

    Emerson Hough

Word Origin and History for guggenheim


grant for advanced study, in reference to the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, established 1925 by U.S. Sen. Simon Guggenheim (1867-1941) in memory of his son, who died young. The senator's brother was an arts patron who founded the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation in 1937, which grew into the Guggenheim Museum of modern art.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper