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Houdini

[hoo-dee-nee] /huˈdi ni/
noun
1.
Harry (Erich Weiss) 1874–1926, U.S. magician.
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Houdini

/huːˈdiːnɪ/
noun
1.
Harry, real name Ehrich Weiss. 1874–1926, US magician and escapologist
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Word Origin and History for Houdini
n.

"escape artist or other ingenious person," 1923, from Harry Houdini, professional name of U.S. escapist Erich Weiss (1874-1926).

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