Bronx



the, a borough of New York City, N of Manhattan. 43.4 sq. mi. (112 sq. km).
a cocktail of gin, sweet and dry vermouth, and orange juice.
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noun
the Bronx, a borough of New York City, on the mainland, separated from Manhattan by the Harlem River. Pop: 1 363 198 (2003 est)

Jonas Bronck, who arrived at New Amsterdam in 1639, and whose name is perpetuated in Bronx Borough, Bronx Park, Bronxville — in New York — was a Scandinavian, in all probability a Dane and originally, as it seems, from Thorshavn, Faroe Islands, where his father was a pastor in the Lutheran Church. Faroe then belonged to Denmark-Norway and had been settled by Norwegians. The official language of the island in Bronck’s days was Danish. … Bronck may have been a Swede if we judge by the name alone for the name of Brunke is well known in Sweden. [John Oluf Evjen, “Scandinavian immigrants in New York, 1630-1674,” Minneapolis, 1916]

Bronx cheer first recorded 1929.

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