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Alf

[alf; Norwegian ahlf] /ælf; Norwegian ɑlf/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Alfred.

Landon

[lan-duh n] /ˈlæn dən/
noun
1.
Alfred ("Alf") Mossman [maws-muh n,, mos-] /ˈmɔs mən,, ˈmɒs-/ (Show IPA), 1887–1987, U.S. politician.
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  • You go an' wash your 'ands, an' I'll 'ave your dinner up in 'Alf a jiff!

    The Foolish Lovers St. John G. Ervine
  • "I'll tell you what it is, old man—we've missed the way," said Alf.

    The Fiery Totem Argyll Saxby
  • Alf struggled well, but he was no match for the muscles of the giant Dacotah.

    The Fiery Totem Argyll Saxby
  • "We've been on no pleasure trip," interrupted Alf, with a sad smile.

    The Fiery Totem Argyll Saxby
  • "Let's hope that it comes from a throat that has something of civilisation about it," said Alf.

    The Fiery Totem Argyll Saxby
  • "In that case, most likely they are back at the camp by this time," suggested Alf.

    The Fiery Totem Argyll Saxby
  • A dozen of Alf's prairie chicken will not be equal to an antelope—if I get him!

    The Fiery Totem Argyll Saxby
British Dictionary definitions for Alf

alf

/ælf/
noun
1.
(Austral, derogatory) an uncultivated Australian
Word Origin
from shortening of the name Alfred

ALF

abbreviation (in Britain)
1.
Animal Liberation Front
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