Boswell definition

bŏzwĕl, -wəl
An assiduous and devoted admirer, student, and recorder of another's words and deeds.
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A biographer whose information is obtained through close observation of, or intimate association with, the subject.
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(person) 1740-95; Scot. lawyer & writer: biographer of Samuel Johnson.
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A Scottish habitational surname​ of Norman origin from Beuzeville in France.
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James Boswell, biographer of Samuel Johnson.
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A devoted admirer and recorder of a person's words and deeds.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
boswell
Plural:
boswells

Origin of boswell

  • After James Boswell

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition