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[fahr-kwer, -kwahr, -ker] /ˈfɑr kwər, -kwɑr, -kər/

George, 1678–1707, English playwright, born in Ireland.
/ˈfɑːkwə; -kə/
George. 1678–1707, Irish-born dramatist; author of comedies such as The Recruiting Officer (1706) and The Beaux’ Stratagem (1707)

surname attested from late 12c., from Gaelic fearchar “very dear one.”


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