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[flin] /flɪn/
Errol, 1909–59, U.S. actor, born in Tasmania. Unabridged
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  • Immediately, Mrs. Flynn brought to view from a mysterious pocket a small black box of wood.

    Making People Happy Thompson Buchanan
  • That has something to do with it certainly, but Mrs. Flynn has a mustache, and she is not a man.

    Almost A Man Mary Wood-Allen
  • Mrs. Flynn and Sara were greatly surprised by the early return of the merrymakers.

    Still Jim Honor Willsie Morrow
  • Some of them had enunciated Bolshevist doctrines as wild as any of Flynn's or Jacobi's.

    The Vagrant Duke George Gibbs
  • "I don't think he'll do ill, Mrs. Flynn," said Rosalie, in English.

British Dictionary definitions for Flynn


Errol. 1909–59, Australian-born Hollywood actor, who was noted for his swashbuckling roles; his films included Captain Blood (1935), The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), and Too Much Too Soon (1958)
Rev. John. 1880–1951, founder of the Australian flying doctor service
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Word Origin and History for Flynn

surname, from Irish flann "red."

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