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  • IPA(key): /ˈhæmɪltən/
  • Hyphenation: Ham‧il‧ton
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Etymology 1[edit]

Scottish lowlands family name originating from a place name in Leicestershire, from Old English hamel (blunt, flat-topped) + dūne (hill).

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Proper noun[edit]

Hamilton (countable and uncountable, plural Hamiltons)

  1. A Scottish surname​.
  2. A male given name, transferred from the surname.
  3. A placename.
    1. A city
      1. Cities in Australia, Bermuda, New Zealand, the United States of America: in California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Virginia, State of Washington, Wisconsin.
      2. a city in Alabama, USA, and the county seat of Marion County.
      3. a small city in Georgia, USA, and the county seat of Harris County.
      4. a city in Montana, USA, and the county seat of Ravalli County.
      5. a city in Ohio, USA, and the county seat of Butler County.
      6. a city in Texas, USA, and the county seat of Hamilton County.
      7. Hamilton, a city in Ontario, Canada, part of the GTHA (Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area)
    2. A town
      1. A town in Steuben County, Indiana in the United States.
      2. A town in and the administrative centre of South Lanarkshire council area, Scotland (OS grid ref NS7155).
  4. A Scottish dukedom.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From the portrait of Alexander Hamilton featured on them.


Hamilton (plural Hamiltons)

  1. (slang) A United States ten-dollar bill.
    • 2000 March 9, "time4funwithu" (username), "(ASP) New Orleans - Zoey, in alt.sex.prostitution, Usenet:
      I think the girls all work for $200 p/hr, give or take a few Hamiltons.
    • 2006 September, Josh Norem, a review in Maximum PC, page 78:
      We all know that the stock cooler that comes with your CPU will get the job done, but it won't be exceptionally cool, nor are stock coolers particularly quiet or attractive. Aftermarket coolers, on the other hand, are all of the above, and usually cost just a few Hamiltons.
    • 2007, Brian Johnson, Duncan Mackenzie, Harvey Chute, Zune for Dummies, page 110:
      All these products cost around $30 each, but although you can use other methods to accomplish the same result without any cost at all, we think the simplicity of using a single program is well worth a few Hamiltons.

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