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Word Origin and History for roxy

Roxy

cinema chain built by U.S. entertainment mogul Samuel L. "Roxy" Rothafel (1882-1936).

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Historical Examples

  • Then Roxy took her place, and Heman bent over his bass-viol.

    Meadow Grass

    Alice Brown

  • Then Roxy, her head enveloped in a shawl, appeared in her mother's place.

    Meadow Grass

    Alice Brown

  • Here we found Roxy's brother, dubbed "Napoleon" by some white man.

  • Emeline and Roxy walked inland, with their backs to the harbor.

  • Billy and Roxy were so free from the baleful power that selected her.