muskie

[muhs-kee]

Origin of muskie

First recorded in 1890–95; musk(ellunge) + -ie

Muskie

[muhs-kee]
noun
  1. Edmund (Six·tus) [sik-stuh s] /ˈsɪk stəs/, 1914–96, U.S. politician: senator 1959–80; secretary of state 1980–81.
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Examples from the Web for muskie

Contemporary Examples of muskie

  • The “crying” incident is thought to have hurt Muskie in the primary--which he won handily, but with under 50 percent of the vote.

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    Jeff Greenfield

    December 31, 2014

  • We beat Muskie in early 1972 and we beat Humphrey and Jackson in the spring and summer of 1972.

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    McGovern's Legacy

    Michael Tomasky

    October 22, 2012

Historical Examples of muskie

  • It was a muskie that furnished us with an introduction to those tricky scales which some unregenerate fishermen are said to use.

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    Lathan A. Crandall


British Dictionary definitions for muskie

muskie

noun
  1. Canadian an informal name for the muskellunge

Muskie

noun
  1. Edmund (Sixtus). 1914–96, US Democratic politician: Governor of Maine (1955–59): senator for Maine (1959–80): Secretary of State (1980–81)
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