Definition of Jonson, Ben in US English:

Jonson, Ben

proper noun

  • (1572–1637), British playwright and poet; full name Benjamin Jonson. With his play Every Man in His Humour (1598), he established his “comedy of humors,” whereby each character is dominated by a particular obsession. Other notable works: Volpone (1606) and Bartholomew Fair (1614).

Pronunciation

Jonson, Ben

/ˈjänsən/