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Addams

[ad-uh mz] /ˈæd əmz/
noun
1.
Charles (Samuel) 1912–88, U.S. cartoonist.
2.
Jane, 1860–1935, U.S. social worker and writer: Nobel Peace Prize 1931.
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Addams

/ˈædəmz/
noun
1.
Jane. 1860–1935, US social reformer, feminist, and pacifist, who founded Hull House, a social settlement in Chicago: Nobel peace prize 1931
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