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

  • Nast, Thomas 1840-1902. German-born American editorial cartoonist whose caricatures in Harper's Weekly contributed to the downfall of the Tweed Ring in New York City. He also established the donkey and the elephant as symbols of the Democratic and Republican parties.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Dirt; nastiness.
  • n. An obsolete contraction of ne hast, hast not.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. United States political cartoonist (1840-1902)


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