Boswell

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Scottish surname, from Norman, named after Beuzeville, from Beuze +‎ -ville ("Bosi's farm"); first element from Old Norse Bosi, from Proto-Germanic *bausuz.

Proper noun[edit]

Boswell

  1. A Scottish habitational surname of Norman origin from Beuzeville in France.
    1. James Boswell, biographer of Samuel Johnson.

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Noun[edit]

Boswell (plural Boswells)

  1. A devoted admirer and recorder of a person's words and deeds.
    • 1891, Arthur Conan Doyle, 'A Scandal in Bohemia':
      "I think that I had better go, Holmes."
      "Not a bit, Doctor. Stay where you are. I am lost without my Boswell. And this promises to be interesting. It would be a pity to miss it."

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