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Princeton's WordNet

  1. potato, white potato, Irish potato, murphy, spud, tater(noun)

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


  1. Murphy(Noun)

    An Irish or white potato.

  2. Murphy(ProperNoun)

    in occasional use, transferred from the surname.

  3. Murphy(ProperNoun)

    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. Murphy(ProperNoun)

    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. Murphy(ProperNoun)

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

  6. Murphy(ProperNoun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Murphy(noun)

    a potato


  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.]

How to pronounce Murphy?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say Murphy in sign language?

  1. murphy


  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. Illinois Democratic Rep. Mike Quigley:

    Last April, I asked the GSA administrator under oath whether the President or anyone at the White House was involved in the discussions on this decision about the FBI building, general Services Administrator Emily Murphy said no. The inspector general said that General Services Administrator Emily Murphy misled us. I suppose that's a DC euphemism for a lie. So I'd like General Services Administrator Emily Murphy to come back before my subcommittee and answer that question accurately.

  2. Chris Murphy:

    The most important thing is to stop the slaughter of civilians in Yemen, i'm upset about Jamal Khashoggi but I'm much more upset about that Congress has allowed thousands of kids to die inside Yemen. We need to end that war and if the resolution doesn't end Chris Murphy participation in the war in Yemen then there are not 50 votes for the final product.

  3. Chris Murphy:

    President Donald Trump in 2017's been a prosecutor in Connecticut forever, president Donald Trump in 2017's a law-and-order guy, tough-nosed, well-respected. If I were Democratic Connecticut Sen. Chris Murphy, I wouldn't have taken this job, but President Donald Trump in 2017's got a reputation of being apolitical and serious.

  4. 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.

  5. Dan Quayle:

    Murphy Brown is doing better than I am. At least she knows she still has a job next year.

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