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Etymology 1[edit]

Short for West Point.

Proper noun[edit]

the Point

  1. (informal, military) USMA (United States Military Academy) in West Point, New York.
    • 2017, Charles King, Cadet Days
      Study goes on until tattoo, which, when Pops was at the Point, was sounded at 9.30, followed by taps at 10.

Etymology 2[edit]

Probably an altered form of French Pons.

Proper noun[edit]

Point (plural Points)

  1. A surname, from French​.
  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Point is the 37591st most common surname in the United States, belonging to 592 individuals. Point is most common among White (71.96%) and Black/African American (17.74%) individuals.

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