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Addams

[ ad-uhmz ]
/ ˈæd əmz /
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noun

Charles (Samuel), 1912–88, U.S. cartoonist.
Jane, 1860–1935, U.S. social worker and writer: Nobel Peace Prize 1931.

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Addams
/ (ˈædəmz) /

noun

Jane. 1860–1935, US social reformer, feminist, and pacifist, who founded Hull House, a social settlement in Chicago: Nobel peace prize 1931
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