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Leacock

[lee-kok]
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noun
  1. Stephen (Butler),1869–1944, Canadian humorist and economist.
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Examples from the Web for leacock

Historical Examples

  • I should like Professor Leacock's short book to be divided into three.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, April 7, 1920

    Various

  • If only my name had been Learoyd instead of Leacock it would have been excellent.

  • The book fairly entitles Mr. Leacock to be considered not only a humourist but a benefactor.

  • The book fairly entitles Mr. Leacock to be considered not only a humorist but a benefactor.

  • Mr. Leacock is, as the politicians say, 'a national asset,' and Mr. Leacock is a Canadian to be proud of.


British Dictionary definitions for leacock

Leacock

noun
  1. Stephen Butler. 1869–1944, Canadian humorist and economist: his comic works include Literary Lapses (1910) and Frenzied Fiction (1917)
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