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Wayne

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noun
  1. AnthonyMad Anthony, 1745–96, American Revolutionary War general.
  2. JohnMarion Michael MorrisonDuke, 1907–79, U.S. film actor.
  3. a township in N New Jersey.
  4. a city in SE Michigan, near Detroit.
  5. a male given name: from an Old English word meaning “wagonmaker.”
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  • Wayne is suspected of killing his brother after a violent quarrel.

  • Did Miss Wayne say something about your having an interest in her house on the Battery?

    Little Miss Grouch

    Samuel Hopkins Adams

  • "The boy is fine and honorable and manful, Wayne," said the old lawyer.

    Little Miss Grouch

    Samuel Hopkins Adams

  • All of Miss Wayne's dimples sprang to their places and stood at attention.

    Little Miss Grouch

    Samuel Hopkins Adams

  • In the centre Wayne and Buck were engaged, stubborn and confused.

    The Napoleon of Notting Hill

    Gilbert K. Chesterton


British Dictionary definitions for wayne

Wayne

noun
  1. John, real name Marion Michael Morrison. 1907–79, US film actor, noted esp for his many Westerns, which include Stagecoach (1939), The Alamo (1960), and True Grit (1969), for which he won an Oscar
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Word Origin and History for wayne

Wayne

surname, by 1319, variant of Wain, representing wainwright, wainer (see wain) or perhaps "one who dwells by the tavern with the sign of the wain."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper