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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Cooper, Gary 1901-1961. American actor who gained fame for his portrayals of strong, quiet heroes. He won an Academy Award for Sergeant York (1941) and High Noon (1952).
  • Cooper, James Fenimore 1789-1851. American novelist who is best remembered for his novels of frontier life, such as The Last of the Mohicans (1826).
  • Cooper, Peter 1791-1883. American manufacturer, inventor, and philanthropist who built the first American locomotive and founded Cooper Union (1859) in New York City, which offered free courses in the arts and sciences.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist Daniel Cooper (~1817-1842).
  • proper n. An English occupational surname derived from cooper.
  • proper n. A male given name, transferred from the surname.

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