“detective,” U.S. slang, from name of the detective in “The Ticket-of-Leave Man,” 1863 play by English dramatist Tom Taylor (1817-1880); it also was used in the comic strip “Hawkshaw the Detective” (1913-1947) by U.S. cartoonist Gus Mager (1878-1956). The surname is attested from late 13c., from a place name in Lancashire.
[hawks-moo r] /ˈhɔksˌmʊər/ noun 1. Nicholas, 1661–1736, English architect. /ˈhɔːksˌmɔː/ noun 1. Nicholas. 1661–1736, English architect. His designs include All Souls’, Oxford, and a number of London churches, notably St Anne’s, Limehouse
[hawk-weed] /ˈhɔkˌwid/ noun 1. any composite plant of the genus Hieracium, usually bearing yellow flowers. 2. any of various related plants. /ˈhɔːkˌwiːd/ noun 1. any typically hairy plant of the genus Hieracium, with clusters of dandelion-like flowers: family Asteraceae (composites)
[haw-kinz] /ˈhɔ kɪnz/ noun 1. Sir John, .
[hah-werth, haw-] /ˈhɑ wərθ, ˈhɔ-/ noun 1. Sir Walter Norman, 1883–1950, English chemist: Nobel Prize 1937. /ˈhaʊəθ/ noun 1. a village in N England, in Bradford unitary authority, West Yorkshire: home of Charlotte, Emily, and Anne Brontë. Pop: 6078 (2001) /ˈhaʊəθ/ noun 1. Sir Walter Norman. 1883–1950, British biochemist, who shared the Nobel prize for […]