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Morris

[mawr-is, mor-] /ˈmɔr ɪs, ˈmɒr-/
noun
1.
Esther Hobart McQuigg Slack [muh-kwig slak] /məˈkwɪg ˈslæk/ (Show IPA), 1814–1902, U.S. suffragist.
2.
Gouverneur
[guhv-er-neer] /ˌgʌv ərˈnɪər/ (Show IPA),
1752–1816, U.S. statesman.
3.
Robert, 1734–1806, U.S. financier and statesman, born in England.
4.
William, 1834–96, English painter, furniture designer, poet, and socialist writer.
5.
Wright, 1910–1998, U.S. novelist.
6.
a male given name, form of Maurice.
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Morris

/ˈmɒrɪs/
noun
1.
William. 1834–96, English poet, designer, craftsman, and socialist writer. He founded the Kelmscott Press (1890)
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Morris

surname and masc. proper name, in some cases representing Maurice (common form Morice, or a nickname, Moorish, for onme who is swarthy. As a style of furniture, wallpaper, etc., 1880, in reference to poet and craftsman William Morris (1834-1896).

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