Pronunciation: ( ju-rōm'; for 2, 3 also Brit. jer'um), [key]
1. Saint (Eusebius Hieronymus), a.d. c340–420, Christian ascetic and Biblical scholar: chief preparer of the Vulgate version of the Bible.
2. Jerome K(lap•ka) Pronunciation: (klap'ku), [key] 1859–1927, English humorist and playwright.
3. a male given name: from a Greek word meaning “sacred name.”
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