barb walters


Barbara, born 1931, U.S. reporter and television interviewer. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Word Origin & History

masc. proper name, from O.N.Fr. Waltier (O.Fr. Gautier), of Gmc. origin; cf. O.H.G. Walthari, Walthere, lit. "ruler of the army," from waltan "to rule" (see wield) + hari "host, army" (see harry). Walter Mitty (1939) is from title character in "The
Secret Life of Walter Mitty" by U.S. short story writer James Thurber.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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