noun, plural mur·phies.
verb (used with object), mur·phied, mur·phy·ing.
Origin of murphy
Related Words for murphyyam, spud, tuber, plant, tater, fool, dupe, fleece, rook, deceive, frame, gull, hoodwink, con, flimflam, sting, bluff, swindle, bamboozle, delude
Examples from the Web for murphy
Contemporary Examples of murphy
Historians will be reassured that there is a historical Murphy.Are You There, Nobody? It’s Me, Margaret
October 12, 2014
Murphy took him under his wing, and one day he gave Rock To Russell, My Brother, Whom I Slept With.Why Comedians Still Think Bill Cosby Is a Genius
October 5, 2014
Murphy rarely mentions the law in his appearances in this district running from north of Palm Beach to Fort Pierce.GOP Shies Away From Obamacare Repeal
Kaiser Health News
August 25, 2014
“We've done a lot of work with the Department of Justice,” says Murphy.No Rapes On Campus? No Way.
July 5, 2014
There have long been rumors that Justice Kennedy can be persuaded by a soft personal touch, a rumor that Murphy repeats.The Outside Game of Justice Scalia, a Loner With Clout
June 16, 2014
Historical Examples of murphy
Two only lie in this grave, Mr. Murphy and a lady who died of fever.Camps, Quarters and Casual Places
Murphy fumbled with the strap, playing desperately for time.
Murphy cast one despairing glance about him and slouched to his undoing.
Murphy, of Mullough; he's used to these things—I'll send over to him.The Macdermots of Ballycloran
Look at the case of District-inspector Murphy, of Woodford, in this county.Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
noun plural -phies
Word Origin for murphy
Gaelic Murchadh "sea-warrior." The Celtic "sea" element is also in names Muriel (q.v.), Murdoch (Old Irish Muireadhach, Old Welsh Mordoc "mariner"), etc. Murphy bed (1925) is named for U.S. inventor William Lawrence Murphy (1876-1959). By happy coincidence, Murphy was an illiterate 18c.-19c. perversion of Morpheus, god of sleep.