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Dempsey

[ demp-see ]
/ ˈdɛmp si /
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noun

Jack William Harrison Dempsey, 1895–1983, U.S. boxer: world heavyweight champion 1919–26.

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Dempsey
/ (ˈdɛmpsɪ) /

noun

Jack. real name William Harrison Dempsey. 1895–1983, US boxer; world heavyweight champion (1919–26)
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