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Willie

[wil-ee] /ˈwɪl i/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of William.
2.
a female given name.

Mosconi

[mo-skoh-nee] /mɒˈskoʊ ni/
noun
1.
William Joseph ("Willie") 1913–93, U.S. billiards and pool player.

Shoemaker

[shoo-mey-ker] /ˈʃuˌmeɪ kər/
noun
1.
William Lee ("Willie") 1931–2003, U.S. jockey.
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  • The tax has become known around the island as the Willie tax.
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British Dictionary definitions for Willie

shoemaker

/ˈʃuːˌmeɪkə/
noun
1.
a person who makes or repairs shoes or boots
Derived Forms
shoemaking, noun
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Word Origin and History for Willie

shoemaker

n.

late 14c. (mid-14c. as a surname), from shoe (n.) + maker.

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Slang definitions & phrases for Willie

wilding

noun

Concerted violent behavior by groups of usually black teenagers: A pack of 33 teenagers swept out of Harlem for a night of wilding, attacking anyone who looks vulnerable

[late 1980s+ Urban black; the word became widespread after a particular attack in April 1989]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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