Melvin

or Mel·vyn

[mel-vin]
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Contemporary Examples of melvin

  • Not even the cofounder of the real estate company that owns the most malls in America, Melvin Simon, is listed.

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    Who Paid for This Inauguration?

    Lauren Streib

    January 20, 2013

  • Christian Bale becomes Melvin Purvis, the first famous G-man who tracks the gangsters down.

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    The Oscar Race Begins

    Harvey Weinstein

    June 30, 2009

Historical Examples of melvin

  • Will you come back with me now to the other table, and join Mr. Melvin and my father?

    The Last Woman

    Ross Beeckman

  • "Just wait a moment, Mr. Melvin, if you please," Duncan interrupted him.

    The Last Woman

    Ross Beeckman

  • You're a poor judge of character, Melvin, if you don't see that.

    The Last Woman

    Ross Beeckman

  • I have asked you, in Mr. Melvin's presence, twice, to give me the information I wish for.

    The Last Woman

    Ross Beeckman

  • Upon my word, Melvin, if I had a mother like you I should be ashamed of myself.

    Stingaree

    E. W. (Ernest William) Hornung


Word Origin and History for melvin

Melvin

masc. proper name, from Old English Mælwine, literally "friend of the council," from mæl "council," from Proto-Germanic *mathla- (see blackmail) + wine "friend" (related to winnan "to strive, struggle, fight;" see win (v.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper