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Humphrey

[huhm-free]
noun
1.
(Duke of Gloucester) 1391–1447, English soldier and statesman (youngest son of Henry IV).
2.
Doris, 1895–1958, U.S. dancer, choreographer, and teacher.
3.
Hubert H(oratio) 1911–78, U.S. politician: vice president 1965–69.
4.
a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “high” and “peace.”
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Humphrey (ˈhʌmfrɪ)
 
n
1.  Duke Humphrey See Gloucester
2.  Hubert Horatio. 1911--78, US statesman; vice-president of the US under President Johnson (1965--69)

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Humphrey
masc. proper name, from O.E. Hunfrið, probably from P.Gmc. *hun "strength" + O.E. frið "peace." To dine with Duke Humphrey (17c.) meant to go without a meal, though the reason for the expression now is obscure.
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