Definitions for Deweyˈdu i, ˈdyu i; ˈmɛl vɪl

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  1. Dewey, Melvil Dewey, Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey(noun)

    United States librarian who founded the decimal system of classification (1851-1931)

  2. Dewey, George Dewey, Admiral Dewey(noun)

    a United States naval officer remembered for his victory at Manila Bay in the Spanish-American War

  3. Dewey, John Dewey(noun)

    United States pragmatic philosopher who advocated progressive education (1859-1952)


  1. Dewey(ProperNoun)

    derived from the surname, popular in the U.S. in the 1890s.

  2. Origin: Possibly from a place name in Northern France, Douai. Welsh origin from Dewi ( David) has also been suggested.


  1. Dewey

    Dewey is a city in Washington County, Oklahoma, United States. Founded by Jacob A. Bartles in 1899, the town was named for Admiral George Dewey. It was incorporated December 8, 1905. The population was 3,179 at the 2000 census and 3,432 at the 2010 census, an increase of 8 percent.

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