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Reagan

[rey-guh n] /ˈreɪ gən/
noun
1.
Nancy Davis (Anne Francis Robbins Davis) born 1921, U.S. First Lady 1981–89 (wife of Ronald Reagan).
2.
Ronald (Wilson) 1911–2004, 40th president of the U.S. 1981–89.
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  • After I sank the third time, Reagan got me by the hair and towed me to the ship.

    The White Mice Richard Harding Davis
  • General Reagan said he had money enough to take him to Texas.

    Robert Toombs Pleasant A. Stovall
  • He appears to have made good with Johnston the claim that he, Reagan, represented all that was left of the Confederate government.

    Abraham Lincoln George Haven Putnam
  • Reagan was the first of the prisoners to read it, and he then handed it to Davis.

  • "I'll tell him, General Toombs," Reagan cordially responded.

    The Victim Thomas Dixon
British Dictionary definitions for Reagan

Reagan

/ˈreɪɡən/
noun
1.
Ronald. 1911–2004, US film actor and Republican statesman: Governor of California (1966–74): 40th president of the US (1981–89)
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Word Origin and History for Reagan

surname, from Irish riagan, literally "little king." Reaganism first recorded 1966, in reference to policies of Ronald W. Reagan (1911-2004), U.S. governor of California 1967-75, U.S. president 1981-89.

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