Houdini

[ hoo-dee-nee ]
/ huˈdi ni /
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noun

HarryErich Weiss, 1874–1926, U.S. magician.
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Houdini

/ (huːˈdiːnɪ) /

noun

Harry, real name Ehrich Weiss. 1874–1926, US magician and escapologist
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Word Origin and History for houdini

Houdini


n.

"escape artist or other ingenious person," 1923, from Harry Houdini, professional name of U.S. escapist Erich Weiss (1874-1926).

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