O. Henry

[ oh hen-ree ]

  1. pen name of William Sydney Porter.

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How to use O. Henry in a sentence

  • Mr. Lewis is not an imitator, but he may well prove before very long to be "O. Henry's" successor.

  • For the Avenue as the expression of the city's wealth and magnificence and aristocracy the late O. Henry had little love.

    Fifth Avenue | Arthur Bartlett Maurice
  • A horseman who should dismount to pick up a bauble would be childish; O. Henry picks it up without dismounting.

    Modern Essays | John Macy

British Dictionary definitions for O. Henry

O. Henry

/ (əʊ ˈhɛnrɪ) /

  1. pen name of William Sidney Porter. 1862–1910, US short-story writer. His collections of stories, characterized by his use of caricature and surprising endings, include Cabbages and Kings (1904) and The Four Million (1906)

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