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[mur-dok] /ˈmɜr dɒk/
(Dame) (Jean) Iris, 1919–99, British novelist and philosopher, born in Ireland.
(Keith) Rupert, born 1931, U.S. publisher and media mogul, born in Australia.
a male given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Murdoch sent one of the men to pick up a second squad of six, and then a third.

    Police Your Planet Lester del Rey
  • There was no emergency with engines, no accident, no blunder, but Murdoch was called in.

    James Watt Andrew Carnegie
  • The two ways home from the town were the highway, and the way by Murdoch's Rath.

    Old-Fashioned Fairy Tales Juliana Horatia Gatty Ewing
  • If ever there was one, Murdoch was the man, and Captain Jones his fellow.

    James Watt Andrew Carnegie
  • "Well, then, tea when I can get it," said Mrs. Murdoch cheerfully.

    Sinister Street, vol. 2 Compton Mackenzie
British Dictionary definitions for Murdoch


Dame (Jean) Iris. 1919–99, British writer. Her books include The Bell (1958), A Severed Head (1961), The Sea, The Sea (1978), which won the Booker Prize, The Philosopher's Pupil (1983), and Existentialists and Mystics (1997)
(Keith) Rupert. born 1931, US publisher and media entrepreneur, born in Australia; chairman of News International Ltd (including Times Newspapers Ltd), 20th Century-Fox, and HarperCollins
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