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[fawr-tee-fawr, -fohr] /ˈfɔr tiˈfɔr, -ˈfoʊr/
a cardinal number, 40 plus 4.
a symbol for this number, as 44 or XLIV.
a set of this many persons or things.
amounting to 44 in number. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • forty-four percent of our total income is actually related to the research side rather than the teaching side.
  • forty-four people were taken to nearby hospitals with broken bones and back pains.
  • forty-four photographers and artists responded to the call.
  • Despite their heft, grizzlies can run forty-four feet a second, easily outdistancing the world's fastest human being.
  • But six legs are a quandary, and forty-four formidable.
  • More than forty-four thousand objects are to be disposed of, in eighteen sessions spread over nine days.
  • He directed two features, though-forty-four years apart-in which he does not star but makes only brief cameos.
  • The next doubling, to four billion, took only forty-four years.
  • forty-four percent of the victims are slain within an hour after their abduction.
  • forty-four percent of the violent interactions on television involve perpetrators who have some attractive qualities.
Slang definitions & phrases for forty-four



A prostitute

[1950s+; fr the rhyme with whore]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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