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mur•phy



Pronunciation: (mûr'fē), [key]
n., pl. -phies,
v., -phied, -phy•ing.
Slang.

n.
1. an Irish or white potato.
2. any of various confidence games in which a victim is left with a sealed envelope supposedly containing money, but which contains only newspaper or scrap paper cut to the same size as paper money.

v.t.
to victimize or dupe in such a manner.

Mur•phy



Pronunciation: (mûr'fē), [key]
n.
1. Frank, 1890–1949, U.S. statesman and jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1940–49.
2. Isaac, 1861–96, U.S. thoroughbred racehorse jockey.
3. William Par•ry Pronunciation: (par'ē), [key] born 1892, U.S. physician: Nobel prize for medicine 1934.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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