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GenderMasculine
PronouncedPron.SOI-ər
, SAW-yər
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Meaning & History

From a surname meaning "sawer of wood" in Middle English. Mark Twain used it for the hero in his novel 'The Adventures of Tom Sawyer' (1876).

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Entry updated October 11, 2012   Contribute