Diamond Jim Brady

Brady

[brey-dee]
noun
1.
James Buchanan ("Diamond Jim") 1856–1917, U.S. financier, noted for conspicuously extravagant living.
2.
Mathew B. 1823?–96, U.S. photographer, especially of the Civil War.
3.
a male given name.
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brady-
medical prefix, from Gk. bradys "slow;" e.g. bradycardia (1890), with Gk. kardia "heart;" bradykinesia, "slow movement," with Gk. kinesis "movement, motion;" bradypnea, with Gk. pneo/pnein "to breathe."
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brady- pref.
Slow: bradycardia.

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diamond jim brady

American financier and philanthropist, noted for his lavish lifestyle, fondness for ostentatious jewelry, and enormous appetite.

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