Otis: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ō'tis), [key]
— n.
  1. 1811–61, U.S. inventor.
  2. 1837–1917, U.S. army officer and newspaper publisher.
  3. 1725–83, American lawyer and public official who is supposed to have first used the phrase “Taxation without representation” (brother of Mercy Otis Warren).
  4. a male given name.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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