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  1. AlecAlexander Raban, 1898–1981, English novelist, traveler, and lecturer (son of Arthur, brother of Evelyn).
  2. Arthur,1866–1943, English literary critic, publisher, and editor (father of Alec and Evelyn).
  3. Evelyn (Arthur St. John),1903–66, English novelist, satirist, biographer, and author of books on travel (son of Arthur, brother of Alec).
  4. Frederick Judd,1861–1940, U.S. painter and illustrator.
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Historical Examples of waugh

  • He was no Colonel Waugh, rich only by means of his rich impudence.

    The Bertrams

    Anthony Trollope

  • A “Waugh,” which might be translated “Hear, hear,” greeted this statement of opinion.

    The Buffalo Runners

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • It also knocked Big Otter up and drew forth the inevitable “Waugh!”

    The Big Otter

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • This statement was received with a “waugh” of satisfaction from several of the warriors.

    The Big Otter

    R.M. Ballantyne

  • We have as much right as Mr. Waugh to ask the world to accept our view of the private life of Secularists.

    Flowers of Freethought

    George W. Foote

British Dictionary definitions for waugh


  1. Evelyn (Arthur St John) (ˈiːvlɪn). 1903–66, English novelist. His early satirical novels include Decline and Fall (1928), Vile Bodies (1930), A Handful of Dust (1934), and Scoop (1938). His later novels include the more sombre Brideshead Revisited (1945) and the trilogy of World War II Men at Arms (1952), Officers and Gentlemen (1955), and Unconditional Surrender (1961)
  2. Mark (Edward). born 1965, Australian cricketer: a batsman, he scored 8029 runs in 128 test matches (1991–2002)
  3. his twin brother Steve, full name Stephen Roger Waugh. born 1965, Australian cricketer: a batsman, he scored 10,927 runs in 168 test matches and captained Australia to victory in the 1999 World Cup
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