Definitions for otisˈoʊ tɪs
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James, 1725–83, American Revolutionary lawyer and public official.
Otis, Elisha Graves Otis(noun)
United States inventor who manufactured the first elevator with a safety device (1811-1861)
Otis, genus Otis(noun)
type genus of the Otididae: European bustard
, notably of the American revolutionary hero James Otis.
, transferred from the surname.
Origin: A patronymic surname derived from genitive case of the given name Ote, Ode, cognate to modern Otto.