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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 (plural Hamiltons)

  1. A Scottish surname​.
  2. A male given name, transferred from the surname.
  3. Cities in Alabama, California, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin, Australia, Bermuda, Ontario, New Zealand and Scotland.
  4. A town in Steuben County, Indiana in the United States.
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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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