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Ernie

[ur-nee]
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noun
  1. a male given name, form of Ernest.
  2. a female given name, form of Ernestine.
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Pyle

[pahyl]
noun
  1. ErnestErnie, 1900–45, U.S. war correspondent and journalist.
  2. Howard,1853–1911, U.S. illustrator and author.
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  • Ernest's father wanted Ernie to come into the store that summer.

    The Forbidden Trail

    Honor Willsie

  • "Ernie, you always were an old butter-in," cried Elsa angrily.

    The Forbidden Trail

    Honor Willsie

  • It would be cheerin' to watch Ernie tryin' to let on he didn't notice.

    Torchy and Vee

    Sewell Ford

  • Whoever it was it's somebody who don't hesitate to hug Ernie right in public.

    Torchy and Vee

    Sewell Ford

  • Oh, yes, Ernie could go on at a minute's notice as best man or pall-bearer.

    Torchy and Vee

    Sewell Ford


British Dictionary definitions for ernie

Ernie

noun
  1. (in Britain) a machine that randomly selects winning numbers of Premium Bonds
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Word Origin

C20: acronym of E lectronic R andom N umber I ndicator E quipment
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