Wellington

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, British soldier and statesman.

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Wellington

  1. The capital city of New Zealand.
  2. A village in Herefordshire, a town in Shropshire and a town in Somerset, all in England.
  3. Any of several places in a select number of countries, including:
    1. a small city in Kansas, USA, and county seat of Sumner County.
    2. a city in Texas, USA, and the county seat of Collingsworth County.
  4. (New Zealand politics, slang) by extension, the Government of New Zealand.
  5. Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, British soldier and statesman.
  6. A habitational surname from the places in England.
  7. (card games) In the game of nap, a bid that results in the bidder winning quadruple, or losing double, the amount staked.
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Etymology 2[edit]

A pair of Wellington boots

Named after Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, who wore and popularised this style of boot.

Noun[edit]

Wellington (plural Wellingtons)

  1. A Wellington boot.
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Etymology 3[edit]

Generalization from beef Wellington.

Noun[edit]

Wellington (plural Wellingtons)

  1. Meat baked in a puff pastry.
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Wellington f

  1. Wellington (the capital city of New Zealand)

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Wellington m

  1. A male given name