Jeffrey

[ jef-ree ]
/ ˈdʒɛf ri /
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noun

FrancisLord Jeffrey, 1773–1850, Scottish jurist, editor, and critic.
a male given name: from a Germanic word meaning “divine peace.”
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Jeffrey

/ (ˈdʒɛfrɪ) /

noun

Francis, Lord. 1773–1850, Scottish judge and literary critic. As editor of the Edinburgh Review (1803–29), he was noted for the severity of his criticism of the romantic poets, esp Wordsworth
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Word Origin and History for jeffrey

Jeffrey


masc. proper name, from Old French Jeufroi, Jefroi, variants of Geuffroi (see Geoffrey).

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