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[ahyk] /aɪk/


[ahy-zuh n-hou-er] /ˈaɪ zənˌhaʊ ər/
Dwight David ("Ike") 1890–1969, U.S. general and statesman: Chief of Staff 1945–48; 34th president of the U.S. 1953–61.
his wife, Mamie Geneva Doud [doud] /daʊd/ (Show IPA), 1896–1979, U.S. First Lady 1953–61. Unabridged
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  • Ike suah has made the hit of his life, Jimsey declared, to the other cowboys.

  • By his side Ike sat, vainly wondering who had shot the man and why.

    Louisiana Lou William West Winter
  • Ike stopped upon the opposite side, in front of the quarters of the Commanding Officer.

    The Triumph of Virginia Dale John Francis, Jr.
  • Mrs. Higgins, Ike's mother, was at the shanty and she did her best to soothe and quiet him.

    Keziah Coffin Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Ike considered this an appropriate moment to make public outcry.

    The Triumph of Virginia Dale John Francis, Jr.
British Dictionary definitions for Ike


Dwight David, known as Ike. 1890–1969, US general and Republican statesman; Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force (1943–45) and 34th president of the US (1953–61). He commanded Allied forces in Europe and North Africa (1942), directed the invasion of Italy (1943), and was Supreme Commander of the combined land forces of NATO (1950–52)
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Word Origin and History for Ike


surname, from German Eisenhauer, literally "iron-cutter, iron-hewer," "perhaps based on Fr. Taillefer" [George F. Jones, "German-American Names," 3rd ed., 2006].

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