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Nassau

[named after Nassau, a former duchy now part of Hesse, Germany; its Dutch line of rulers took the title of Prince of Orange and included William III, King of England 1689-1702] n. 1 the capital city of the Bahamas, located on the island of New Providence: 1978 The town was rebuilt in 1694 and the name changed from Charles Town to Nassau in honour of William III, Prince of Orange-Nassau (Bethel 18).

2. a derogatory term for a person who visits Nassau briefly, then returns to his home island talking and acting like a Nassauvian. (Eleu., Mayag.)

-v. [cf. NASSAU n. 2] to talk and act like a Nassauvian: Don't you Nassau me! (Eleu.)

Tags: geography, noun, pejorative, verb

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Last update: 2010-12-07 15:59
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.4

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