h. houdini

Houdini

[hoo-dee-nee]
noun
Harry (Erich Weiss) 1874–1926, U.S. magician.
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Houdini (huːˈdiːnɪ)
 
n
Harry, real name Ehrich Weiss. 1874--1926, US magician and escapologist

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