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[ur-win] /ˈɜr wɪn/
Wallace, 1875–1959, U.S. journalist and humorist.
his brother, William Henry ("Will") 1873–1948, U.S. novelist, short-story writer, and journalist.
a male given name. Unabridged
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  • If it's blackmail, Mr. Irwin, why don't you consult the police?

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  • Mr. Irwin says that General Hastings did not promise to marry you.

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  • "You see, Mr. Irwin, she would swear to that," emphasized Mary.

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  • Before Father Irwin was questioned, however, there was a delightful interlude.

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  • But this time Irwin appeared to have met his match in McGregor.

British Dictionary definitions for Irwin


Steve, full name Stephen Robert Irwin, known as 'The Crocodile Hunter'. 1962–2006, Australian zoologist, environmentalist and maker of television wildlife documentaries; died following wounding by a stingray
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Word Origin and History for Irwin

masc. proper name, Old English Eoforwine "boar-friend;" often confused with Irving, Irvin, which are from Irvine, Ayrshire, or Irving, Dumfries.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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