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Boswell

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noun Bos·well \ˈbäz-ˌwel, -wəl\

Definition of Boswell

  1. :  a person who records in detail the life of a usually famous contemporary

Boswellian

play \bäz-ˈwe-lē-ən\ adjective

Boswellize

play \ˈbäz-wə-ˌlīz, -ˌwe-\ verb


Origin and Etymology of boswell

James Boswell


First Known Use: 1858


Boswell

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biographical name Bos·well \ˈbäz-ˌwel, -wəl\

Definition of Boswell

  1. James 1740–1795 Scot. biographer & diarist




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