David. born 1975, English footballer; played for Manchester United (1993–2003), Real Madrid (2003–07), Los Angeles Galaxy (2007–12), and England (1996–2009) for whom he won 115 caps
his wife, Victoria Caroline, nee Adams, known as Posh Spice. born 1974, English pop singer, member of the Spice Girls
Contemporary Examples

CAA employees were reportedly instructed beforehand to line the staircase and clap for beckham upon his arrival.
Beckham’s American Dream Dashed Grant Wahl August 16, 2009

In another, fashion photographer Juergen Teller discusses how he and Marc Jacobs decided to shoot beckham inside a shopping bag.
Barneys New York Campaign Stars Transgender Models; Burberry Vows to Eliminate Toxins From Clothing The Fashion Beast Team January 29, 2014

And beckham revealed that he had gone to Cruise for advice on the two nights before he signed the contract to join the Galaxy.
Beckham’s American Dream Dashed Grant Wahl August 16, 2009

It’s these subtle touches that updated—and loosened—beckham’s typically conservative aesthetic.
Fashion’s Most Powerful Women: Victoria Beckham & Diane von Furstenberg Show at New York Fashion Week Erin Cunningham February 9, 2014

All of this contrasts markedly with pre-recession policies, especially what has come to be known as the “beckham Law.”
Is Soccer Great Lionel Messi Corrupt? Jack Holmes December 7, 2014

Historical Examples

beckham, commanding now where Pelham had commanded, sent a shell singing against the not distant line of smoke and flame.
The Long Roll Mary Johnston

beckham’s battery unlimbered and came, with decisive effect, into action.
The Long Roll Mary Johnston

beckham’s battery unlimbered and poured into the ranks from the rear a storm of shell.
The Southerner Thomas Dixon

Lieutenant-Governor beckham filled out the unexpired term and was re-elected in 1903.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 7 Various

During the wild firing Station Master beckham also was killed.
The Strange Story of Harper’s Ferry Joseph Barry


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