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Mur·phy

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. potato, white potato, Irish potato, murphy, spud, taternoun

    an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland

Wiktionary

  1. Murphynoun

    An Irish or white potato.

  2. Murphynoun

    in occasional use, transferred from the surname.

  3. Murphynoun

    A common Irish surname, the anglicized form of Irish Ó Murchadha

    After a long talk between these two, and a little broken English from the Frenchmen, our visitors took leave; but Father Murphy had hardly gone a dozen rods when back he came, inquiring whether we were in want of anything.

  4. Murphynoun

    A unisex given name transferred from the surname, of occasional usage.

    Sonja made me promise I would go to college. She said she'd wanted her daughter, Murphy, to go. She'd named her baby Murphy because it could never be a stripper name. But her daughter had changed her name to London.

  5. Murphynoun

    A census-designated place, the county seat of Owyhee County, Idaho, United States.

  6. Murphynoun

    A town, the county seat of Cherokee County, North Carolina, United States.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Murphynoun

    a potato

Freebase

  1. Murphy

    Murphy is the county seat and largest city of Cherokee County, North Carolina, United States. It is situated at the confluence of the Hiwassee and Valley Rivers. It is the westernmost county seat in the state of North Carolina, approximately 360 miles from the state capital in Raleigh.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Murphy

    mur′fi, n. (coll.) a potato:—pl. Mur′phies (-fiz). [From the common Irish name Murphy.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Murphy in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Murphy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Murphy in a Sentence

  1. Norm Macdonald:

    He will not kick a man when he is down, eddie Murphy, I realize, is not like the rest of us. Eddie does not need the laughs.

  2. Jeff Bock:

    She has a hot streak going like no other comedian, male or female, working today, you have to consider the lineage of Eddie Murphy in the ’80s, Jim Carrey in the ’90s and Adam Sandler in the aughts. She is their heir apparent.

  3. John Kennedy:

    Chris Murphy have to figure out a way to condemn the butchery and the murder in the strongest possible terms without blowing up the Middle East, chris Murphy's what the Senate needs help on, and I am open to all suggestions on how to do that.

  4. David Barram:

    These Republican senators and Cabinet members who are letting Emily Murphy sit out there twisting in the wind strike me as not courageous. They're being not courageous in asking Emily Murphy to be courageous. It's just not right. Emily Murphy can not avoid the responsibility that's hers to ascertain. But it sure would be better for a lot of us if Emily Murphy had a lot more cover.

  5. Med Yones:

    I discovered that anything can go right will go right! The wrong cannot last forever - I'd like to think of my discovery as the Anti-Murphy's Law

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