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Boz

[boz] /bɒz/
noun
1.
pen name of Charles Dickens.

Dickens

[dik-inz] /ˈdɪk ɪnz/
noun
1.
Charles (John Huf·fam)
[huhf-uh m] /ˈhʌf əm/ (Show IPA),
("Boz") 1812–70, English novelist.
Related forms
Dickensian
[dih-ken-zee-uh n] /dɪˈkɛn zi ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • The ever gay and lively Boz, always in spirits, called up many a happy scene, and gave the pen a certain airiness and nimbleness.

    John Forster Percy Hethrington Fitzgerald
  • These were published as fast as they were written, over the pen name of "Boz."

    Historic Boyhoods Rupert Sargent Holland
  • To me these epistles are good as fresh "Uncommercials," or unpublished "Sketches by Boz."

    Yesterdays with Authors James T. Fields
  • "Boz" had been earlier, and has been always, popular in France.

  • While Bambo hobbled off to the neighbouring fishing village, where there was a small harbour, we accompanied Uncle Boz home.

    Tales of the Sea W.H.G. Kingston
  • Now Boz and the Sketches have receded and are little thought of.

    Pickwickian Studies Percy Fitzgerald
  • No one was such a thorough “Pressman” as was “Boz,” or threw himself with such ardour into his profession.

    Pickwickian Studies Percy Fitzgerald
  • Boz and Pickwick go far better together than do Pickwick and Dickens.

    Pickwickian Studies Percy Fitzgerald
  • She told a great deal of Boz and his life at home, giving a delightful picture of his ordinary day.

    John Forster Percy Hethrington Fitzgerald
British Dictionary definitions for Boz

Boz

/bɒz/
noun
1.
pen name of (Charles) Dickens

dickens

/ˈdɪkɪnz/
noun
1.
(informal) a euphemistic word for devil what the dickens?
Word Origin
C16: from the name Dickens

Dickens

/ˈdɪkɪnz/
noun
1.
Charles (John Huffam), pen name Boz. 1812–70, English novelist, famous for the humour and sympathy of his characterization and his criticism of social injustice. His major works include The Pickwick Papers (1837), Oliver Twist (1839), Nicholas Nickleby (1839), Old Curiosity Shop (1840–41), Martin Chuzzlewit (1844), David Copperfield (1850), Bleak House (1853), Little Dorrit (1857), and Great Expectations (1861)
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Word Origin and History for Boz

dickens

exclamation, 1590s, apparently a substitute for devil; probably altered from Dickon, nickname for Richard and source of the surnames Dickens and Dickenson, but exact derivation and meaning are unknown.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for Boz

dickens

noun

The devil; a devilish person: felt like the dickens/ let the dickens out on Halloween

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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