Boston

noun

Bos·​ton ˈbȯ-stən How to pronounce Boston (audio)
1
: a variation of whist played with two decks of cards
2
[Boston, Massachusetts] : a dance somewhat like a waltz

Word History

Etymology

French, from Boston, Massachusetts

First Known Use

1800, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of Boston was in 1800

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“Boston.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Boston. Accessed 7 Feb. 2023.

Geographical Definition

Boston

geographical name

Bos·​ton ˈbȯ-stən How to pronounce Boston (audio)
1
city, port on Massachusetts Bay, and capital of Massachusetts population 617,594
2
port in Parts of Holland, Lincolnshire, eastern England population 52,600
Bostonian adjective or noun

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