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Orson

[awr-suh n]
noun
  1. a male given name: from an Old French word meaning “bearlike.”
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  • If we were all as well as Orson Jobson, doctoring would be a poor profession.

  • For two years life at Harvard was one long siesta to Orson Carver, 2d.

    In a Little Town

    Rupert Hughes

  • Orson Carver, 1st, ordered him to wake up and get to work at once.

    In a Little Town

    Rupert Hughes

  • Orson assured Tudie: "No woman exists who could come between us!"

    In a Little Town

    Rupert Hughes

  • Orson wondered what terrible thing the girl could have spoken.

    In a Little Town

    Rupert Hughes


Word Origin and History for orson

Orson

masc. proper name, from French ourson, diminutive of ours "bear," from Latin ursus (see Arctic).

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