- James (Augustine Aloysius),1882–1941, Irish novelist.
- WilliamLord Haw-Haw, 1906–46, U.S. and English Nazi propagandist in Germany.
- a female or male given name: from a French word meaning “joy.”
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- James (Augustine Aloysius). 1882–1941, Irish novelist and short-story writer. He profoundly influenced the development of the modern novel by his use of complex narrative techniques, esp stream of consciousness and parody, and of compound and coined words. His works include the novels Ulysses (1922) and Finnegans Wake (1939) and the short stories Dubliners (1914)
- William, known as Lord Haw-Haw. 1906–46, British broadcaster of Nazi propaganda to Britain, who was executed for treason
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proper name, earlier Josse, Goce, etc., and originally used of both men and women. Of Celtic origin. Joycean, in reference to the fiction of Irish writer James Joyce (1882-1941) is attested from 1927.
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