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Ernie

[ur-nee] /ˈɜr ni/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Ernest.
2.
a female given name, form of Ernestine.

Pyle

[pahyl] /paɪl/
noun
1.
Ernest ("Ernie") 1900–45, U.S. war correspondent and journalist.
2.
Howard, 1853–1911, U.S. illustrator and author.
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  • Ernie glanced at his watch and went sprawling out of his bed.

    All Day Wednesday Richard Olin
  • For somehow it's hard to connect Ernie with anything like that, even when I've seen what I have.

    Torchy and Vee Sewell Ford
  • Ernest's father wanted Ernie to come into the store that summer.

    The Forbidden Trail Honor Willsie
  • For one thing, Ernie gives all his time to being assistant auditor.

    Torchy and Vee Sewell Ford
  • "The smartest men get caught once in a while," was Ernie's sage remark.

British Dictionary definitions for Ernie

Ernie

/ˈɜːnɪ/
noun
1.
(in Britain) a machine that randomly selects winning numbers of Premium Bonds
Word Origin
C20: acronym of Electronic Random Number Indicator Equipment
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