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Irwin

[ur-win]
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noun
  1. Wallace,1875–1959, U.S. journalist and humorist.
  2. his brotherWilliam HenryWill, 1873–1948, U.S. novelist, short-story writer, and journalist.
  3. a male given name.
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  • If it's blackmail, Mr. Irwin, why don't you consult the police?

    Within the Law

    Marvin Dana

  • Mr. Irwin says that General Hastings did not promise to marry you.

    Within the Law

    Marvin Dana

  • "You see, Mr. Irwin, she would swear to that," emphasized Mary.

    Within the Law

    Marvin Dana

  • Before Father Irwin was questioned, however, there was a delightful interlude.

    My New Curate

    P.A. Sheehan

  • A letter from Mrs. Irwin had, to his surprise, begged his company at this hour.


British Dictionary definitions for irwin

Irwin

noun
  1. Steve, full name Stephen Robert Irwin, known as 'The Crocodile Hunter'. 1962–2006, Australian zoologist, environmentalist and maker of television wildlife documentaries; died following wounding by a stingray
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Word Origin and History for irwin

Irwin

masc. proper name, Old English Eoforwine "boar-friend;" often confused with Irving, Irvin, which are from Irvine, Ayrshire, or Irving, Dumfries.

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