Gerry



[ger-ee] /ˈgɛr i/

noun
1.
Elbridge
[el-brij] /ˈɛl brɪdʒ/ (Show IPA), 1744–1814, U.S. politician: vice president 1813–14.
Compare .
2.
Also, Gerri. a male or female given name.
[muhl-i-guh n] /ˈmʌl ɪ gən/
noun
1.
Gerald Joseph (“Gerry”; “Jeru”) 1927–96, U.S. jazz saxophonist, bandleader, and composer.
[fuh-rahr-oh] /fəˈrɑr oʊ/
noun
1.
Geraldine Anne (“Gerry”) 1935–2011, U.S. politician: congresswoman 1978–84; first woman chosen as the vice-presidential nominee of a major political party 1984.
/ˈmʌlɪɡən/
noun
1.
(US & Canadian) a stew made from odds and ends of food
/ˈmʌlɪɡən/
noun
1.
Gerry, full name Gerald Joseph Mulligan. 1927–96, US jazz saxophonist, who pioneered the cool jazz style of the 1950s
n.

surname, from Gaelic Maolagan, Old Irish Maelecan, a double diminutive of mael “bald,” hence “the little bald (or shaven) one,” probably often a reference to a monk or disciple. As “stew made with whatever’s available,” 1904, hobo slang, probably from a proper name. The golf sense of “extra stroke after a poor shot” (1949) is sometimes said to be from the name of a Canadian golfer in the 1920s whose friends gave him an extra shot in gratitude for driving them over rough roads to their weekly foursome at St. Lambert Country Club near Montreal.

noun

[perhaps fr the proper name Mulligan]

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