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McCarthy

[muh-kahr-thee] /məˈkɑr θi/
noun
1.
Cormac
[kawr-mak,, ‐muh k] /ˈkɔr mæk,, ‐mək/ (Show IPA),
born 1933, U.S. novelist.
2.
Joseph R(aymond) 1909–57, U.S. politician.
3.
Joseph Vincent, 1887–1978, U.S. baseball manager.
4.
Mary (Therese) 1912–1989, U.S. novelist and memoirist.
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  • McCarthy, Hungerford, and one or two of the freshman candidates arose.

    Stover at Yale Owen Johnson
  • "Ye must pay a pinny or ilse put your forefinger in," says McCarthy.

    The Stark Munro Letters J. Stark Munro
  • Miss McCarthy was, in his opinion, the most intelligent of the three, as she had been to school and had graduated from college.

    The Homesteader Oscar Micheaux
  • It seemed to dispel the gloom from the party, and they appreciated McCarthy's jokes.

  • Two minutes later Bart saw McCarthy hurriedly rounding a corner of the freight depot, and advanced towards him.

British Dictionary definitions for McCarthy

McCarthy

/məˈkɑːθɪ/
noun
1.
Cormac. born 1933, US writer; his novels include Suttree (1979), Blood Meridian (1985), All the Pretty Horses (1992), No Country for Old Men (2005) and The Road (2006)
2.
Joseph R(aymond). 1908–57, US Republican senator, who led (1950-54) the notorious investigations of alleged Communist infiltration into the US government
3.
Mary (Therese). 1912–89, US novelist and critic; her works include The Group (1963)
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