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[weyn] /weɪn/
Anthony ("Mad Anthony") 1745–96, American Revolutionary War general.
John (Marion Michael Morrison"Duke") 1907–79, U.S. film actor.
a township in N New Jersey.
a city in SE Michigan, near Detroit.
a male given name: from an Old English word meaning “wagonmaker.”. Unabridged
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  • St. Clair marches, Wayne marches, Irving follows with his regiment.

    The Little Red Foot Robert W. Chambers
  • Certainly, said Wayne politely, following Guilford into the house.

    Iole Robert W. Chambers
  • Wayne, Arliss, and the rest of the administration had counted on self-interest holding most of the cops loyal to them.

    Police Your Planet Lester del Rey
  • A single fly in an empty room is beautiful to me, Mr. Wayne.

    Iole Robert W. Chambers
  • "Mad Anthony" Wayne now took up the task, with nearly three thousand men, and completed it thoroughly.

British Dictionary definitions for Wayne


John, real name Marion Michael Morrison. 1907–79, US film actor, noted esp for his many Westerns, which include Stagecoach (1939), The Alamo (1960), and True Grit (1969), for which he won an Oscar
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Wayne

surname, by 1319, variant of Wain, representing wainwright, wainer (see wain) or perhaps "one who dwells by the tavern with the sign of the wain."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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