|—n , pl -phies|
|a dialect or informal word for potato|
|[C19: from the common Irish surname Murphy]|
|1.||Alex. born 1939, British rugby league player and coach|
|2.||Eddie, full name Edward Regan Murphy. born 1951, US film actor and comedian. His films include 48 Hours (1982), Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Coming to America (1988), and Dr Dolittle (1998)|
|3.||William Parry. 1892--1987, US physician: with G. R. Minot, he discovered the liver treatment for anaemia and they shared, with G. H. Whipple, the Nobel prize for physiology or medicine in 1934|
Murphy Mur·phy (mûr'fē), William Parry. 1892-1987.
American physician. He shared a 1934 Nobel Prize for discovering that a diet of liver relieves anemia.