Boswell

noun
Bos·​well | \ ˈbäz-ˌwel How to pronounce Boswell (audio) , -wəl \

Definition of Boswell

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Boswell

biographical name
Bos·​well | \ ˈbäz-ˌwel How to pronounce Boswell (audio) , -wəl \

Definition of Boswell (Entry 2 of 2)

James 1740–1795 Scottish biographer and diarist

Other Words from Boswell

Noun

Boswellian \ bäz-​ˈwe-​lē-​ən How to pronounce Boswell (audio) \ adjective
Boswellize \ ˈbäz-​wə-​ˌlīz How to pronounce Boswell (audio) , -​ˌwe-​ \ verb

First Known Use of Boswell

Noun

1858, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Boswell

Noun

James Boswell

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“Boswell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Boswell. Accessed 17 Apr. 2021.

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