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Fred

[fred] /frɛd/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Frederick.

Perry

[per-ee] /ˈpɛr i/
noun
1.
Antoinette, 1888–1946, U.S. actress, theatrical manager, and producer.
2.
Bliss, 1860–1954, U.S. educator, literary critic, and editor.
3.
Frederick John ("Fred") 1909–1995, British tennis player.
4.
Matthew Calbraith
[kal-breyth] /ˈkæl breɪθ/ (Show IPA),
1794–1858, U.S. commodore.
5.
his brother, Oliver Hazard, 1785–1819, U.S. naval officer.
6.
Ralph Barton, 1876–1957, U.S. philosopher and educator.
7.
a male given name: from a Middle English word meaning “pear tree.”.
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  • For one thing Fred sha'n't get into that kind of muss if I can save him from it.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • The money must have been too great a temptation to him and to Fred.

    The Spenders Harry Leon Wilson
  • Then Fred rode over, and placed himself at Mr. Bodery's disposal.

    The Slave Of The Lamp Henry Seton Merriman
  • Fred had his flat, and I engaged him to take a part of our luggage to Northwest River.

    The Long Labrador Trail Dillon Wallace
  • Take a basin of water and a sponge, Fred, and wash the dust off.

    Henry Dunbar M. E. Braddon
British Dictionary definitions for Fred

perry

/ˈpɛrɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
alcoholic drink made of pears, similar in taste to cider
Word Origin
C14 pereye, from Old French peré, ultimately from Latin pirum pear

Perry

/ˈpɛrɪ/
noun
1.
Fred(erick John). 1909–95, English tennis and table-tennis player; world singles table-tennis champion (1929); as a tennis player he won eight Grand Slam singles titles including the US Open three times (1933–34, 1936) and Wimbledon three times (1934–36)
2.
Grayson. born 1960, English potter, embroiderer, and film-maker; won the Turner Prize (2003).
3.
Matthew Calbraith. 1794–1858, US naval officer, who led a naval expedition to Japan that obtained a treaty (1854) opening up Japan to western trade
4.
his brother, Oliver Hazard. 1785–1819, US naval officer. His defeat of a British squadron on Lake Erie (1813) was the turning point in the War of 1812, leading to the recapture of Detroit
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Word Origin and History for Fred

Perry

surname attested from late 12c., literally "dweller by the pear tree."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for Fred

fred

noun

A despised person; geek, jerk: When Mark missed an easy shot, his friends called him a fred

[1980s+ Students; fr the name of a character in the television show and movie The Flintstones]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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