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Proper noun[edit]


  1. A common Irish surname, the Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Murchadha
  2. A male or female given name in occasional use, transferred from the surname.
    • 2012 Louise Erdrich, The Round House, Corsair (2013), ISBN 9781472108166, page 178:
      Sonja made me promise I would go to college. She said she'd wanted her daughter, Murphy, to go. She'd named her baby Murphy because it could never be a stripper name. But her daughter had changed her name to London.


Murphy (plural Murphys or Murphies)

  1. An Irish or white potato.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Melville, Omoo to this entry?)
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Thackeray, Peg of Limavaddy to this entry?)

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