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Annie Oakley

[ ohk-lee ]


  1. a free ticket, as to a theater; pass.

Oakley, Annie

  1. A performer in Wild West shows around the turn of the twentieth century, famous for her marksmanship. In one of her acts, she would flip a playing card into the air and then perforate it with bullets before it hit the ground. The musical Annie Get Your Gun is loosely based on her experiences.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Annie Oakley1

Allegedly so called because such tickets, punched to prevent resale, resembled the playing cards used as targets by Annie Oakley

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Example Sentences

Zooey is an admirer of Annie Oakley, whose rifle and pistol were on display.

Add Eleanor Roosevelt, Elvis Presley, and Annie Oakley and it's obvious this is a mélange of personal meaning and interest.

What does the opinion of the Annie Oakley of the Tea Party matter?

Gerson called her “a mix between Annie Oakley and Joan of Arc.”


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