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Fletcher

[flech-er] /ˈflɛtʃ ər/
noun
1.
John, 1579–1625, English dramatist: collaborated with Francis Beaumont 1606?–16; with Philip Massinger 1613–25.
2.
John Gould, 1886–1950, U.S. poet.
3.
a male given name.
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  • "And be sure, Philip, to bring all your friends in to supper," john fletcher said.

  • Then he, john fletcher, would show that Sid where he got off at.

    A Son of the City

    Herman Gastrell Seely
  • So this is the john fletcher of whom Louise is always talking!

    A Son of the City

    Herman Gastrell Seely
  • But john fletcher was not on the station corner to vend his wares.

    A Son of the City

    Herman Gastrell Seely
  • "john fletcher," came the harsh voice from the upper window.

    A Son of the City

    Herman Gastrell Seely
  • "But very lucky that they should not have parted sooner," said john fletcher.

    The Prime Minister

    Anthony Trollope
  • john fletcher is the great leader of these opportunists of the theatre.

    Dramatic Technique

    George Pierce Baker
  • These premises are now the property of john fletcher, by whom the annuity of 20s.

    The Annals of Willenhall Frederick William Hackwood
  • john fletcher (whose claims to be considered the senior partner in his well-known firm are simply p. 254paramount) was at Corpus.

    Obiter Dicta Augustine Birrell
  • The two old ladies were sitting together upstairs, and Mrs. john fletcher was with them.

    The Prime Minister

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British Dictionary definitions for john fletcher

fletcher

/ˈflɛtʃə/
noun
1.
a person who makes arrows
Word Origin
C14: from Old French flechier, from fleche arrow; see flèche

Fletcher

/ˈflɛtʃə/
noun
1.
John. 1579–1625, English Jacobean dramatist, noted for his romantic tragicomedies written in collaboration with Francis Beaumont, esp Philaster (1610) and The Maid's Tragedy (1611)
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Word Origin and History for john fletcher

fletcher

n.

"arrow-maker," early 14c. (as a surname attested from 1203), from Old French flechier, from fleche "arrow," probably from Frankish *fliugica (cf. Old Low German fliuca, Middle Dutch vliecke).

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