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[trav-is] /ˈtræv ɪs/
William Barret, 1809–36, U.S. soldier: commander during the battle of the Alamo.
a male given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • He developed this style from listening to merle Travis occasionally on a primitive radio.
  • To add to this, Travis was killed before daybreak, meaning it was still dark.
Word Origin and History for Travis

masc. proper name, also a surname (late 12c.), from an Old French word meaning "to cross over," related to traverse. Probably a name for a gatekeeper or the toll collector of a bridge.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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