[rey-guh n]
  1. Nancy DavisAnne Francis Robbins Davis, born 1921, U.S. First Lady 1981–89 (wife of Ronald Reagan).
  2. Ronald (Wilson),1911–2004, 40th president of the U.S. 1981–89. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of reagan

  • After I sank the third time, Reagan got me by the hair and towed me to the ship.

    The White Mice

    Richard Harding Davis

  • General Reagan said he had money enough to take him to Texas.

    Robert Toombs

    Pleasant A. Stovall

  • Reagan was the first of the prisoners to read it, and he then handed it to Davis.

  • Reagan pleaded with tears at last for what he knew his Chief felt to be best.

    The Victim

    Thomas Dixon

  • "I'll tell him, General Toombs," Reagan cordially responded.

    The Victim

    Thomas Dixon

British Dictionary definitions for reagan


  1. Ronald . 1911–2004, US film actor and Republican statesman: Governor of California (1966–74): 40th president of the US (1981–89)
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Word Origin and History for reagan


surname, from Irish riagan, literally "little king." Reaganism first recorded 1966, in reference to policies of Ronald W. Reagan (1911-2004), U.S. governor of California 1967-75, U.S. president 1981-89.

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