Gerry

[ger-ee]
noun
  1. El·bridge [el-brij] /ˈɛl brɪdʒ/, 1744–1814, U.S. politician: vice president 1813–14.Compare gerrymander.
  2. Also Ger·ri. a male or female given name.

Mulligan

[muhl-i-guh n]
noun
  1. Gerald JosephGerryJeru, 1927–96, U.S. jazz saxophonist, bandleader, and composer.

Ferraro

[fuh-rahr-oh]
noun
  1. Geraldine AnneGerry, 1935–2011, U.S. politician: congresswoman 1978–84; first woman chosen as the vice-presidential nominee of a major political party 1984.
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Contemporary Examples of gerry

Historical Examples of gerry

  • Gerry says he was a perfect companion, "and as honourable as the sun."

    Against Odds

    Lawrence L. Lynch

  • They were 'all ready for the flitting,' and were now wondering why 'Gerry' did not wire them.

    Against Odds

    Lawrence L. Lynch

  • They say you helped Maurie pull him off Gerry, and told 'em you'd take it from there.

    The Best Made Plans

    Everett B. Cole

  • Unbelievingly, Walt watched as the man thrust the knife into Gerry's throat.

    The Best Made Plans

    Everett B. Cole

  • Gerry says he'll be a schoolmaster; he wants to cane the boys, you know.


British Dictionary definitions for gerry

mulligan

noun
  1. US and Canadian a stew made from odds and ends of food

Word Origin for mulligan

C20: perhaps from the surname

Mulligan

noun
  1. Gerry, full name Gerald Joseph Mulligan. 1927–96, US jazz saxophonist, who pioneered the cool jazz style of the 1950s
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Word Origin and History for gerry

Mulligan

n.

surname, from Gaelic Maolagan, Old Irish Maelecan, a double diminutive of mael "bald," hence "the little bald (or shaven) one," probably often a reference to a monk or disciple. As "stew made with whatever's available," 1904, hobo slang, probably from a proper name. The golf sense of "extra stroke after a poor shot" (1949) is sometimes said to be from the name of a Canadian golfer in the 1920s whose friends gave him an extra shot in gratitude for driving them over rough roads to their weekly foursome at St. Lambert Country Club near Montreal.

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