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Dudley

[ duhd-lee ]
/ ˈdʌd li /
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noun

Robert, 1st Earl of Leicester, 1532?–88, British statesman and favorite of Queen Elizabeth.
Thomas, 1576–1653, English governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1634–35, 1640–41, 1645–46, 1650–51.
a borough in West Midlands, central England, near Birmingham.
a male given name: from an Old English placename meaning “dry field.”

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British Dictionary definitions for Dudley (1 of 2)

Dudley1
/ (ˈdʌdlɪ) /

noun

a town in W central England, in Dudley unitary authority, West Midlands: wrought-iron industry. Pop: 194 919 (2001)
a unitary authority in W central England, in West Midlands. Pop: 304 800 (2003 est). Area: 98 sq km (38 sq miles)

British Dictionary definitions for Dudley (2 of 2)

Dudley2
/ (ˈdʌdlɪ) /

noun

Robert. See (Earl of) Leicester
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