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[vawn] /vɔn/
Henry, 1622–95, English poet and mystic.
Sarah (Lois) 1924–90, U.S. jazz singer.
a town in SW Ontario, in S Canada, near Toronto.
a male given name: from a Welsh word meaning “small.”. Unabridged
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  • Mr. Vaughan,' cried Cecilia Ossulton; 'you know it came from your heart.'

  • To say that Vaughan is a poet of one poem would not be true.

  • Have you strength to tell me just what happened, Miss Vaughan?

    The Gloved Hand Burton E. Stevenson
  • In the quaint words of Vaughan, it was manhood with a female eye.

    Spare Hours John Brown
  • It had evidently been drawn by Vaughan himself, for it was written simply and without legal phrases.

    The Gloved Hand Burton E. Stevenson
  • Cardinal Vaughan, it is needless to say, does not sympathise with such a view.

    Lord John Russell Stuart J. Reid
  • Miss Vaughan would not deem him rude, leaving her only for a moment?

    The Maroon Mayne Reid
British Dictionary definitions for Vaughan


Henry. 1622–95, Welsh mystic poet, best known for his Silex Scintillans (1650; 1655)
Dame Janet (Maria). 1899–1993, British physician and university official: helped set up Britain's first National Blood Transfusion Service (1939): after World War II, became Britain's expert on the effects of radiation on humans; Principal of Somerville College, Oxford (1945–67)
Sarah (Lois). 1924–90, US jazz vocalist and pianist, noted esp for her skill in vocal improvisation
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Word Origin and History for Vaughan

from Welsh fychan, mutation of bychan "small."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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