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Willie

[wil-ee]
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noun
  1. a male given name, form of William.
  2. a female given name.
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Mosconi

[mo-skoh-nee]
noun
  1. William JosephWillie, 1913–93, U.S. billiards and pool player.
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Shoemaker

[shoo-mey-ker]
noun
  1. William LeeWillie, 1931–2003, U.S. jockey.
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  • Weary Willie was the only man of them all who appeared to find any enjoyment in the situation.

  • Weary Willie stood up in his stirrups and fanned Glory with his hat.

  • He came out of his thoughts suddenly, for Willie Logan was shaking him.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • "I'm sure I wish you all you can wish yourself," Willie said very heartily.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine

  • "Nearly every girl's worth kissing," Willie had said to him on one occasion.

    The Foolish Lovers

    St. John G. Ervine


British Dictionary definitions for willie

shoemaker

noun
  1. a person who makes or repairs shoes or boots
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Derived Formsshoemaking, noun
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Word Origin and History for willie

shoemaker

n.

late 14c. (mid-14c. as a surname), from shoe (n.) + maker.

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