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[troo-muh n] /ˈtru mən/
Elizabeth Virginia Wallace ("Bess") 1885–1982, U.S. First Lady 1945–53 (wife of Harry S Truman).
Harry S, 1884–1972, 33rd president of the U.S. 1945–53.
a male given name. Unabridged
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  • To Cranston and Truman, as well as to the captains of the —th, there seemed every reason to push ahead.

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  • An appeal to Truman's regimental pride was always effective.

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  • Deck handed his father the letter from Captain Truman as soon as he came into his presence.

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  • He and Truman went thither because they knew that that was where Sanders could be found, and there they found him.

    Under Fire Charles King
  • The Truman order had no immediate effect on the Army's racial policy.

British Dictionary definitions for Truman


Harry S. 1884–1972, US Democratic statesman; 33rd president of the US (1945–53). He approved the dropping of the two atomic bombs on Japan (1945), advocated the postwar loan to Britain, and involved the US in the Korean War
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Word Origin and History for Truman

surname, attested by 1215, literally "faithful man, trusty man."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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