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Beatty

[bee-tee for 1; bey-tee for 2] /ˈbi ti for 1; ˈbeɪ ti for 2/
noun
1.
David (1st Earl of the North Sea and of Brooksby) 1871–1936, British admiral.
2.
(Henry) Warren, born 1937, U.S. actor.
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British Dictionary definitions for Beatty

Beatty

/ˈbiːtɪ/
noun
1.
David, 1st Earl Beatty. 1871–1936, British admiral of the fleet in World War I
2.
Warren, full name Henry Warren Beatty. Born 1937, US film actor and director: his films include Bonnie and Clyde (1967), Heaven Can Wait (1978), Reds (1981, also directed), Bugsy (1991), and Bulworth (1998, also wrote and directed)
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