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André

[ ahn-drey or, for 1, an-dree; for 2 also French ahn-drey ]
/ ˈɑn dreɪ or, for 1, ˈæn dri; for 2 also French ɑ̃ˈdreɪ /
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noun

John, 1751–80, British major hanged as a spy by the Americans in the Revolutionary War: plotted the betrayal of West Point with Benedict Arnold.
a male given name, French form of Andrew.

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André
/ (ˈɑːndreɪ, ˈændrɪ) /

noun

John. 1751–80, British major who was hanged as a spy for conspiring with Benedict Arnold during the War of American Independence
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