a male given name: from Old English words meaning “noble” and “famous.”

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Contemporary Examples of elmer

Historical Examples of elmer

  • Anybody's beans are better than Elmer's, they couldn't help bein'.

    Galusha the Magnificent

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • "That's what Elmer says, all right," she agreed, a trifle grim.

    The Aggravation of Elmer

    Robert Andrew Arthur

  • But this I affirm to you, Elmer; of politics I am innocent like there never was a cherubim!

    The Crimson Tide

    Robert W. Chambers

  • Puma stopped and looked at him stealthily: “What is it you would do, Elmer?”

    The Crimson Tide

    Robert W. Chambers

  • And from our crack-a-jack pathfinder, Elmer Chenowith, too, I warrant you.


    Alan Douglas