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[gi-les-pee] /gɪˈlɛs pi/
John Birks
[burks] /bɜrks/ (Show IPA),
("Dizzy") 1917–93, U.S. jazz trumpeter and composer. Unabridged
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  • "Mon Dieu, Gillespie, I thought one scalp was gone," he gasped.

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  • “Be back in five minutes,” he told Mrs. Gillespie outside the room.

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  • Gillespie, if you can not get Palmer, and somebody anyhow, if you can get neither.

  • All right,” answered Captain Gillespie from aft, “bring it home!

    Afloat at Last John Conroy Hutcheson
  • Captain Gillespie, however, interrupted him before he could proceed any further.

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British Dictionary definitions for Gillespie


Dizzy, nickname of John Birks Gillespie. 1917–93, US jazz trumpeter
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