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Ike

[ahyk] /aɪk/

Eisenhower

[ahy-zuh n-hou-er] /ˈaɪ zənˌhaʊ ər/
noun
1.
Dwight David ("Ike") 1890–1969, U.S. general and statesman: Chief of Staff 1945–48; 34th president of the U.S. 1953–61.
2.
his wife, Mamie Geneva Doud [doud] /daʊd/ (Show IPA), 1896–1979, U.S. First Lady 1953–61.
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  • Then he followed Ike into the cabin, debonair and apparently unconcerned.

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  • Ike picked up his reins, and the man spurred his horse off on his errand.

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  • But he talked in a language that neither Ike nor any of the men could understand.

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  • By his side Ike sat, vainly wondering who had shot the man and why.

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  • A pause in the conversation followed while Ike dried some glasses.

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British Dictionary definitions for Ike

Eisenhower

/ˈaɪzənˌhaʊə/
noun
1.
Dwight David, known as Ike. 1890–1969, US general and Republican statesman; Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force (1943–45) and 34th president of the US (1953–61). He commanded Allied forces in Europe and North Africa (1942), directed the invasion of Italy (1943), and was Supreme Commander of the combined land forces of NATO (1950–52)
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Word Origin and History for Ike

Eisenhower

surname, from German Eisenhauer, literally "iron-cutter, iron-hewer," "perhaps based on Fr. Taillefer" [George F. Jones, "German-American Names," 3rd ed., 2006].

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