follow Dictionary.com

11 Trending Words of 2014

Houdini

[hoo-dee-nee] /huˈdi ni/
noun
1.
Harry (Erich Weiss) 1874–1926, U.S. magician.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for erich weiss

Houdini

/huːˈdiːnɪ/
noun
1.
Harry, real name Ehrich Weiss. 1874–1926, US magician and escapologist
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for erich weiss

Houdini

n.

"escape artist or other ingenious person," 1923, from Harry Houdini, professional name of U.S. escapist Erich Weiss (1874-1926).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Houdini

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for erich

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Nearby words for erich weiss