Barbara,born 1931, U.S. reporter and television interviewer.


[vahl-ter for 1; wawl-ter for 2, 3]


Bru·no [broo-noh] /ˈbru noʊ/, Bruno Schlesinger, 1876–1962, German opera and symphony conductor, in U.S. after 1939.
Thomas U·stick [yoo-stik] /ˈyu stɪk/, 1804–87, U.S. architect.
a male given name. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of walters

Historical Examples of walters

  • Yes, they stole him from old Walters; made him believe the horse was no good.


    W. A. Fraser

  • Sergeant Walters and the rest of the maintenance crew were standing there.


    Dallas McCord Reynolds

  • Walters, at gaze in the doorway, listened to the bitter tirade.

    Mistress Wilding

    Rafael Sabatini

  • The door opened and old Walters stood awaiting his commands.

    Mistress Wilding

    Rafael Sabatini

  • “You are the first spiritualist I ever talked to, Mrs. Walters,” he said amiably.


    Cleveland Moffett

British Dictionary definitions for walters



(German ˈvaltər) Bruno (ˈbruːno), real name Bruno Walter Schlesinger. 1876–1962, US conductor, born in Germany: famous for his performances of Haydn, Mozart, and Mahler
(ˈwɔːltə) John . 1739–1812, English publisher; founded The Daily Universal Register (1785), which in 1788 became The Times
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Word Origin and History for walters


masc. proper name, from Old North French Waltier (Old French Gautier), of Germanic origin; cf. Old High German Walthari, Walthere, literally "ruler of the army," from waltan "to rule" (see wield) + hari "host, army" (see harry). Walter Mitty (1939) is from title character in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" by U.S. short story writer James Thurber (1894-1961).

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