Pronunciation: (brooks), [key]
1. Gwendolyn, 1917-2000, U.S. poet and novelist.
2. Phillips, 1835–93, U.S. Protestant Episcopal bishop and pulpit orator.
3. Van Wyck Pronunciation: (van wīk'), [key] 1886–1963, U.S. author and critic.
4. a male given name.
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