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[mel-vin] /ˈmɛl vɪn/
a male given name.
Also, Melvyn. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Word Origin and History for Melvin

masc. proper name, from Old English Mælwine, literally "friend of the council," from mæl "council," from Proto-Germanic *mathla- (see blackmail) + wine "friend" (related to winnan "to strive, struggle, fight;" see win (v.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  1. A disgusting and contemptible person; creep, nerd (1950s+ Teenagers)
  2. The prank of pulling the underwear upward from behind by the waistband; wedgie, murphy (1980s+ Students)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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