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Ethel merman

[mur-muh n] /ˈmɜr mən/

Ethel (Ethel Agnes Zimmerman) 1909–84, U.S. singer, musical comedy star, and actress.
noun (pl) -men
a male counterpart of the mermaid

c.1600, literally “man of the sea,” from first element in mermaid (q.v.) + man (n.).


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