[ muh-guhf-ee ]
/ məˈgʌf i /
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William Holmes, 1800–73, U.S. educator: editor of the Eclectic Readers, a series of school readers.
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Words nearby McGuffey
McGovern, McGovern, George, McGrath, McGraw, McGregor, McGuffey, McGuffey's Readers, McGuffin, McGwire, MCh, M.Ch.E.
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How to use McGuffey in a sentence
"The way you ruin them bonnets o' yourn sure is a scandal," Mr. McGuffey concluded.
Without further ado, Mr. McGuffey started across the deckload to the fo'castle head.
McGuffey killed his engine, banked his fires, and came up on deck, wiping his anxious face with a fearfully filthy sweat rag.
Promptly at eight o'clock, Mr. McGuffey was horrified to see his steam gauge drop half a pound as the Maggie's siren sounded.
"You owe me eight dollars an' six bits, Scraggs," Mr. McGuffey reminded his owner calmly.