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[juh-rohm; for 2, 3 also British jer-uh m] /dʒəˈroʊm; for 2, 3 also British ˈdʒɛr əm/
Saint (Eusebius Hieronymus) a.d. c340–420, Christian ascetic and Biblical scholar: chief preparer of the Vulgate version of the Bible.
Jerome K(lapka)
[klap-kuh] /ˈklæp kə/ (Show IPA),
1859–1927, English humorist and playwright.
a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “sacred name.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • I'm getting nervous, and I want Jerome where he can hear me if I call to him.

  • In vain Jerome endeavored to excuse himself from joining in the chase.

    Clotelle William Wells Brown
  • Luckily Jerome, through his old gathering for the apothecary, knew them all.

    Jerome, A Poor Man Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
  • Jerome sprang from his seat, and caught her in time to save her from falling to the ground.

    Clotelle William Wells Brown
  • Mrs. Davison removed from Hartwick about 1828, leaving the trunk in charge of Jerome Clark.

    The Story of Cooperstown Ralph Birdsall
British Dictionary definitions for Jerome


Latin name Eusebius Hieronymus. ?347–?420 ad, Christian monk and scholar, whose outstanding work was the production of the Vulgate. Feast day: Sept 30
Jerome K(lapka). 1859–1927, English humorous writer; author of Three Men in a Boat (1889)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Jerome

masc. proper name, from French Jérome, from Late Latin Hieronymus, from Greek Hieronymos, literally "holy name," from hieros "holy" (see ire) + onyma, dialectal form of onoma "name" (see name (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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