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[wawl-terz] /ˈwɔl tərz/
Barbara, born 1931, U.S. reporter and television interviewer.


[vahl-ter for 1; wawl-ter for 2, 3] /ˈvɑl tər for 1; ˈwɔl tər for 2, 3/
[broo-noh] /ˈbru noʊ/ (Show IPA),
(Bruno Schlesinger) 1876–1962, German opera and symphony conductor, in U.S. after 1939.
Thomas Ustick
[yoo-stik] /ˈyu stɪk/ (Show IPA),
1804–87, U.S. architect.
a male given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Walters' instructions were just like the rest—to go to New York and stick on the job until the German conspirator was apprehended.

    On Secret Service William Nelson Taft
  • The girls started to follow the boys, but Miss Walters checked them.

  • "That is just what I want you to do," said Miss Walters gravely.

  • I shudder to think of what will happen when Miss Walters hears the truth.

  • Let's be honest, Walters, are not you and I exhibiting much the same attitude towards this extraordinary child?

    The Wonder J. D. Beresford
British Dictionary definitions for Walters


(German) (ˈvaltər). Bruno (ˈbruːno), real name Bruno Walter Schlesinger. 1876–1962, US conductor, born in Germany: famous for his performances of Haydn, Mozart, and Mahler
(ˈwɔːltə). John. 1739–1812, English publisher; founded The Daily Universal Register (1785), which in 1788 became The Times
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Walters


masc. proper name, from Old North French Waltier (Old French Gautier), of Germanic origin; cf. Old High German Walthari, Walthere, literally "ruler of the army," from waltan "to rule" (see wield) + hari "host, army" (see harry). Walter Mitty (1939) is from title character in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" by U.S. short story writer James Thurber (1894-1961).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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