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[al-fred, -frid] /ˈæl frɛd, -frɪd/
a male given name: from the Old English words meaning “elf” and “counsel.”. Unabridged
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  • "You'll hear I was engaged to that Alfred Buckley who has got into trouble and has been arrested," she said.

    Poor White Sherwood Anderson
  • Alfred, you talk as if you were going with us,” said Mrs Campbell.

    The Settlers in Canada Frederick Marryat
  • A few years later her relations with the poet Alfred De Musset provided the matter for what is now an historic episode.

  • “And I shall dream of the bear,” added Emma, looking archly at Alfred.

    The Settlers in Canada Frederick Marryat
  • Keeping her eye steadily fixed on Alfred, she breathed softly into the whistle.

    Hard Cash Charles Reade
Word Origin and History for Alfred

masc. proper name, Old English Ælfræd, literally "elf-counsel," from ælf (see elf) + ræd "counsel," related to read (v.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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The shoe width A (Shoeshop)

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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