- a male given name: from Old English words meaning “noble” and “famous.”
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Examples from the Web for elmer
I was driving some back roads near Elmer, N.J., when I came on a kid carrying a dead dog.The Stacks: A Dog Dies, a Boy Grows Up
June 21, 2014
Check out this 2003 clip in which this soft-spoken Jewish pischer was transformed into Elmer Gantry.McConnell's Fancy Farm Monster Comes Back to Haunt Him
August 4, 2013
“You win by fighting—and yeah, by punishing those who break ranks in the face of the enemy,” Elmer tells a protégé.Jason Stanford Reviews "Patriots"
May 8, 2012
At first Lear thought of making a feature film satirizing Swaggart and his ilk—sort of an updated Elmer Gantry.The Last Unreconstructed Liberal
October 7, 2011
This is a country,” says Joe Wilson, “that welcomes the Elmer Gantrys and the snake-oil salesman.Does Anybody Still Like Karl Rove?
March 4, 2010
Anybody's beans are better than Elmer's, they couldn't help bein'.Galusha the Magnificent
Joseph C. Lincoln
"That's what Elmer says, all right," she agreed, a trifle grim.The Aggravation of Elmer
Robert Andrew Arthur
But this I affirm to you, Elmer; of politics I am innocent like there never was a cherubim!
Puma stopped and looked at him stealthily: “What is it you would do, Elmer?”
And from our crack-a-jack pathfinder, Elmer Chenowith, too, I warrant you.Pathfinder