The US city is named after the English town (from which several prominent colonists had come), which itself is sometimes said to be named as a contraction of Botolph's town or Botolph's stone (the name Botolph itself coming from Old English Botwulf, from boda + wulf). However, this is uncertain.
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈbɔstən/
- (New England) IPA(key): /ˈbɒstən/, [ˈbɒːstɪn]
- (cot–caught merger, Canada) IPA(key): /ˈbɑstən/
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈbɒstən/
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- Rhymes: -ɒstən
- The capital and largest city in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the informal capital of New England, located in the northeastern United States.
- And here’s to good old Boston,
- The land of the bean and the cod,
- Where Lowells talk only to Cabots
- And Cabots talk only to God.
- A town in Lincolnshire, England.
- A settlement in Belize
- A city in Georgia, USA
- A town in Indiana
- A village in Kyrgyzstan
- A town in New York
- A CDP in Pennsylvania
- A municipality in the Philippines
- A town in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
- A settlement in Suriname
- A CDP and an unincorporated community in Virginia
- An eighteenth-century trick-taking card game for four players, with two packs of fifty-two cards each.
- (Massachusetts city): Beantown
- Bostoner, Bostonian, Bostonese, Bostonite
- Boston baked beans
- Boston Brahmin
- Boston butt
- Boston crab
- Boston cream pie
- Boston fern
- Boston marriage
- Boston Mess
Bȍston m (Cyrillic spelling Бо̏стон)