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Pitt British & World English

The name of two British Tory statesmen:

Pitt New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

William, 1st Earl of Chatham (1708–78), British statesman; known as Pitt the Elder

Pitt, Brad British & World English

(1963-), US actor; full name William Bradley Pitt. Notable movies: Legends of the Fall (1994), Seven Years in Tibet (1997), Meet Joe Black (1998), and Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

Pitt Island British & World English

See Chatham Islands.

Pitt Street British & World English

Used dismissively to refer to a rich person from the city who dabbles in rural life for fun or profit

Pitt-Rivers New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

, Augustus Henry Lane Fox (1827–1900), English archaeologist and anthropologist

Pitt-Rivers, Augustus British & World English

(1827–1900), English archaeologist and anthropologist; full name Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt-Rivers. He developed a new scientific approach to archaeology. His collection of weapons and artefacts from different cultures formed the basis of the ethnological museum in Oxford which bears his name

Pitt the Elder in Pitt British & World English

William, 1st Earl of Chatham (1708–78); known as Pitt the Elder. As Secretary of State (effectively Prime Minister), he headed coalition governments 1756–61 and 1766-8. He brought the Seven Years War to an end in 1763 and also masterminded the conquest of French possessions overseas, particularly in Canada and India

Pitt the Elder in Pitt New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

William, 1st Earl of Chatham (1708–78), British statesman; known as Pitt the Elder

Pitt the Younger in Pitt British & World English

William (1759–1806), Prime Minister 1783–1801 and 1804-6, the son of Pitt the Elder; known as Pitt the Younger. The youngest-ever Prime Minister, he introduced reforms to reduce the national debt

Pitt the Younger in Pitt New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

William (1759–1806), British prime minister 1783–1801 and 1804–6; known as Pitt the Younger

William Bradley Pitt in Pitt, Brad British & World English

(1963-), US actor; full name William Bradley Pitt. Notable movies: Legends of the Fall (1994), Seven Years in Tibet (1997), Meet Joe Black (1998), and Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

George Dibdin Pitt in Todd, Sweeney British & World English

A barber who murdered his customers, the central character of a play by George Dibdin Pitt (1799–1855) and of later plays

Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt-Rivers in Pitt-Rivers, Augustus British & World English

(1827–1900), English archaeologist and anthropologist; full name Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt-Rivers. He developed a new scientific approach to archaeology. His collection of weapons and artefacts from different cultures formed the basis of the ethnological museum in Oxford which bears his name