follow Dictionary.com

Why is the ninth month called September?

Kilroy

[kil-roi] /ˈkɪl rɔɪ/
noun
1.
a fictitious American male, created by American troops who left the inscription “Kilroy was here” on walls, property, etc., all over the world in the years during and after World War II.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for Kilroy

U.S. military graffito character, 1945, said to be either Sgt. Francis J. Kilroy Jr., U.S. Army Air Transport, whose friend or friends began writing his name everywhere as a prank; or war materiéls inspector James J. Kilroy of Quincy, Mass., who wrote "Kilroy was here" on everything he checked.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Kilroy

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Kilroy

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with Kilroy

Nearby words for kilroy