What does Runyon mean?

Definitions for Runyon
ˈrʌn yən; ˈdeɪ mənrun·y·on

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Runyon, Damon Runyon, Alfred Damon Runyonnoun

    United States writer of humorous stylized stories about Broadway and the New York underground (1884-1946)


  1. runyon

    The term "Runyon" doesn't have a general definition as it doesn't pertain to any specific object or concept in the English language. It could be a surname for individuals, such as American author and journalist Damon Runyon. It is also used as a name of places, such as Runyon Canyon Park in Los Angeles, California. Without additional context, it's challenging to provide a precise definition.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Runyon is ranked #3872 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Runyon surname appeared 9,153 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 3 would have the surname Runyon.

    94% or 8,607 total occurrences were White.
    1.9% or 175 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.6% or 152 total occurrences were Black.
    1.5% or 145 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.4% or 41 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.3% or 33 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Runyon in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Runyon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Runyon in a Sentence

  1. Polk County:

    Friday morning at about 2 a.m., Shaun Runyon got mad as a result of a problem with a supervisor and Shaun Runyon punched Shaun Runyon supervisor and fled from the workplace.

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1 Comment
  • gail_s
    Shakespeare uses this as a word, not a name, in the Merry Wives of Windsor :
    'Out of my door, you witch, you hag, you baggage, you polecat, you runyon!' I can imagine what he means in this context but interested in the origins of the word - any ideas? 
    LikeReply6 months ago

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incapable of being atoned for
  • A. bibulous
  • B. valetudinarian
  • C. inexpiable
  • D. ostensive

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