Definition of Murphy

1. Noun. An edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland.




Definition of Murphy

1. n. A potato.

Definition of Murphy

1. Proper noun. (surname common Irish from=Irish dot=), the Anglicized form of Gaelic ''Ó Murchadha'' ¹

2. Proper noun. (surnames male given name) in occasional use, transferred from the surname. ¹

3. Noun. An Irish or white potato. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Murphy

1. a potato [n -PHIES] - See also: potato

Murphy Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Murphy Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Murphy

murmurers
murmuring
murmuringly
murmurings
murmurous
murmurously
murmurs
murnival
murnivals
murolene
muromegalovirus
muromonab-CD3
muropeptide
muropeptides
murphies
murphy (current term)
murra
murrain
murrains
murram
murrams
murras
murrayin
murrays
murre
murrelet
murrelets
murren
murrens

Literary usage of Murphy

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1915)
"Fred M. murphy, of the Independent five and ten cent stores. ... Outlook 109:803-3 Ap 7 '15 murphy, John J. Work of the United States Indian medical service ..."

2. South Eastern Reporter by West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, West Publishing Company, South Carolina Supreme Court (1922)
"Warburton says that after this shooting murphy drew the pistol upon him, and that he told murphy that he might have whatever money he ..."

3. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1894)
"In 1763 murphy made alterations in it, and in 1807 an additional scene by Joseph Moser fq. v.], printed in the ' European Magazine,' vol. ..."

4. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine (1911)
"Luckily, murphy passed then. He was Jerry's only hope. "murphy!" said Jerry, and he beckoned him into the elevator. "Mame, wait fer me wan minute," he ..."

5. The Journal of Experimental Medicine by Rockefeller University, Rockefeller Institute, Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research (1922)
"BY JAMES B. murphy, MD, J. HENG LIU, MD, AND ERNEST STURM. (From Ike Laboratories of The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research.) PLATE 15. ..."

6. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1909)
"This order, which hereinbefore has been fully set forth, appointed murphy "temporary receiver of all the property, real and personal," of the bankrupt, ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Murphy

Search for Murphy on Dictionary.com!Search for Murphy on Thesaurus.com!Search for Murphy on Google!Search for Murphy on Wikipedia!