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Nixon

[nik-suh n]
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noun
  1. Richard M(il·hous) [mil-hous] /ˈmɪl haʊs/, 1913–94, 37th president of the U.S., 1969–74 (resigned).
  2. his wifeThelma Catherine RyanPat, 1912–93, U.S. First Lady 1969–74.
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  • I was not aware that you and Mr. Nixon had been discussing my habits.

    That Boy Of Norcott's

    Charles James Lever

  • Tell me then, Mr. Nixon, who are the two gentlemen I saw at breakfast outside?

    That Boy Of Norcott's

    Charles James Lever

  • You were just taking that post and rail out of Nixon's lawn as I came by.

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    Charles James Lever

  • But Nixon knew what he was about, and was simply steadying his team for the turn.

  • I think Miss Nixon guessed what my father's best English could not convey.


British Dictionary definitions for nixon

Nixon

noun
  1. Richard M (ilhous). 1913–94, US Republican politician; 37th president from 1969 until he resigned over the Watergate scandal in 1974
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Derived FormsNixonian (nɪkˈsəʊnɪən), adjective
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Word Origin and History for nixon

Nixon

surname, variant of Nickson, literally "son of (a man named) Nick, English familiar form of Nicholas.

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