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Charles (John Huf·fam)
[huhf-uh m] /ˈhʌf əm/ (Show IPA), (“Boz”) 1812–70, English novelist.
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Historical Examples

Out of the Air Inez Haynes Irwin
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Notes and Queries, Number 172, February 12, 1853 Various
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(informal) a euphemistic word for devil what the dickens?
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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