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[taft] /tæft/
Helen Herron [her-uh n] /ˈhɛr ən/ (Show IPA), 1861–1943, U.S. First Lady 1909–13 (wife of William Howard Taft).
[luh-rey-doh] /ləˈreɪ doʊ/ (Show IPA),
1860–1936, U.S. sculptor.
Robert A(lphonso)
[al-fon-soh] /ælˈfɒn soʊ/ (Show IPA),
1889–1953, U.S. lawyer and political leader (son of William Howard).
William Howard, 1857–1930, 27th president of the U.S. 1909–13; chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1921–30. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The municipality at present existing is that established by the Taft Commission.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman
  • On the sheet of paper which had been thrown to me was the simple word 'Taft.'

    The Shadow World

    Hamlin Garland
  • Contrast it with the Taft administration, and the quality is set in relief.

    A Preface to Politics

    Walter Lippmann
  • Collier's Weekly became a center of the adverse criticism of President Taft.

    The New Nation Frederic L. Paxson
  • It was not that the Taft Administration was barren of achievement.

British Dictionary definitions for Taft


William Howard. 1857–1930, US statesman; 27th president of the US (1909–13)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Taft

surname, from a variant of Old English toft "homestead, site of a house."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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