murphy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the common Irish name Murphy.

Noun[edit]

murphy (plural murphies)

  1. An Irish or white potato.
    • 1857, Thomas Hughes. Tom Brown's School Days, chapter VI
      " [] she bakes such stunning murphies—we'll have a penn'orth each for tea; come along, or they'll all be gone."
    • William Thackeray, Peg of Limavaddy
      To the chimney nook, / Having found admittance, / There I watch a pup / Playing with two kittens / (Playing round the fire, / Which of blazing turf is, / Roaring to the pot / Which bubbles with the murphies) []