verb (used without object) Slang.
Origin of ralph
Definition for ralph (2 of 2)
Examples from the Web for ralph
One of the three, Ralph Goodwin, is said to have drowned while swimming at a beach outside Havana.
The Ralph Retort, a paragon of ethical journalism websites, decided to make crowdsourcing stuff to discredit me into a project.Rage Against GamerGate’s Hate Machine: What I Got For Speaking Up|Arthur Chu|November 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He confesses that if time permits, he wants to see the Ralph Macchio panel on the 30th anniversary of Karate Kid.The Holy Grail of Comic Books Hid in Plain Site at New York Comic Con|Sujay Kumar|October 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sometimes the wishful thinking was done by well-known individuals—the Dalai Lama and Ralph Bunche.Up To A Point: What We Really Need Is a Nobel War Prize|P. J. O’Rourke|October 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ralph Ellison was useful on this: “Can a people,” he asked, “live and develop for over three hundred years simply by reacting?”You Can’t ‘Steal’ a Culture: In Defense of Cultural Appropriation|John McWhorter|July 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Among the visitors, our friends the Burtons, not excepting Ralph, were represented.The Girl Warriors|Adene Williams
When Ralph came down stairs in the morning, his mother told him that Fogg was up and about already.Ralph on the Overland Express|Allen Chapman
When he came to look over his injured arm Ralph found a pretty bad bruise near the shoulder.Ralph, the Train Dispatcher|Allen Chapman
Ralph and Jim were just as much surprised to see Ted and Louise as the latter were at their visit.Linda Carlton's Island Adventure|Edith Lavell
He knew in his own nerves how Ralph Pendrel felt on going over his London house.Old and New Masters|Robert Lynd
Word Origin and History for ralph
masc. proper name, shortened from Radulf, from Old Norse Raðulfr (Old English Rædwulf), literally "wolf-counsel," from rað "counsel" (see read (n.)) + ulfr "wolf" (see wolf (n.)). The Century Dictionary also lists it as English printers' slang for "An alleged or imagined evil spirit who does mischief in a printing house."