A city in eastern Massachusetts, the capital of the state, on Massachusetts Bay; population 609,023 (est. 2008). It was founded c.1630 by the Massachusetts Bay Company under its governor, John Winthrop (1588–1649). Boston was the scene of many disturbances that led to the American Revolution at the end of the 18th century.
1A card game resembling solo whist.
- ‘A bid of seven (uptown, downtown or no trumps) is also known as a Boston.’
2A variation of the waltz or of the two-step.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.