Houdini

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Invented by Harry Houdini from the French magician Jean Eugène Robert-Houdin

Proper noun[edit]

Houdini

  1. The magician and escape artist Harry Houdini.

Noun[edit]

Houdini (plural Houdinis)

  1. An escape artist.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used attributively, as in
    A delighted Thurlow described his performance as "a real Houdini act".(BBC news report)

Translations[edit]

Verb[edit]

Houdini (third-person singular simple present Houdinis, present participle -, simple past and past participle Houdinied)

  1. to appear, vanish, or escape a difficult situation quickly.
    (Can we verify(+) this sense?) Clyde Houdinied himself into the poop."