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Benjamin

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noun Ben·ja·min \ˈben-jə-mən\

Definition of Benjamin

  1. :  a son of Jacob and the traditional eponymous ancestor of one of the tribes of Israel

Origin and Etymology of benjamin

Hebrew Binyāmīn


First Known Use: 14th century


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Benjamin

noun Ben·ja·min

Definition of Benjamin

US slang

  1. :  a hundred dollar bill Along the way, he amassed a small fortune, which he keeps in neat stacks of Benjamins in a closet by his bed. — Ben Mezrich

Origin and Etymology of benjamin

from the portrait of Benjamin Franklin that appears on a hundred dollar bill


First Known Use: 1994


Benjamin

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biographical name Ben·ja·min \ˈben-jə-mən\

Definition of Benjamin

  1. Judah Philip 1811–1884 American Confederate statesman and lawyer


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