john donald budge


(John) Donald, 1915–2000, U.S. tennis player. Unabridged
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budge1 (bʌdʒ)
1.  to move, however slightly: the car won't budge
2.  to change or cause to change opinions, etc
[C16: from Old French bouger, from Vulgar Latin bullicāre (unattested) to bubble, from Latin bullīre to boil, from bulla bubble]

budge2 (bʌdʒ)
a lambskin dressed for the fur to be worn on the outer side
[C14: from Anglo-French bogee, of obscure origin]

Budge (bʌdʒ)
Don(ald). 1915--2000, US tennis player, the first man to win the Grand Slam of singles championships (Australia, France, Wimbledon, and the US) in one year (1938)

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1580s, from M.Fr. bougier "to move, stir" (Mod.Fr. bouger), from V.L. *bullicare "to bubble, boil" (hence, "to be in motion"), from L. bullire "to boil" (see boil (v.)).
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