[ger-ee] /ˈgɛr i/
[el-brij] /ˈɛl brɪdʒ/ (Show IPA), 1744–1814, U.S. politician: vice president 1813–14.
Also, Gerri. a male or female given name.
[muhl-i-guh n] /ˈmʌl ɪ gən/
Gerald Joseph (“Gerry”; “Jeru”) 1927–96, U.S. jazz saxophonist, bandleader, and composer.
[fuh-rahr-oh] /fəˈrɑr oʊ/
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.
(US & Canadian) a stew made from odds and ends of food
Gerry, full name Gerald Joseph Mulligan. 1927–96, US jazz saxophonist, who pioneered the cool jazz style of the 1950s
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.
[perhaps fr the proper name Mulligan]
[jer-i-man-der, ger-] /ˈdʒɛr ɪˌmæn dər, ˈgɛr-/ noun 1. U.S. Politics. the dividing of a state, county, etc., into election districts so as to give one political party a majority in many districts while concentrating the voting strength of the other party into as few districts as possible. verb (used with object) 2. U.S. Politics. to […]
[gur-shuh m] /ˈgɜr ʃəm/ noun 1. the elder son of Moses and Zipporah. Ex. 18:3. expulsion. (1.) The eldest son of Levi (1 Chr. 6:16, 17, 20, 43, 62, 71; 15:7)=GERSHON (q.v.). (2.) The elder of the two sons of Moses born to him in Midian (Ex. 2:22; 18:3). On his way to Egypt with […]
=Ger’shom expulsion, the eldest of Levi’s three sons (Gen. 46:11; Ex. 6:16). In the wilderness the sons of Gershon had charge of the fabrics of the tabernacle when it was moved from place to place, the curtains, veils, tent-hangings (Num. 3: 21-26). Thirteen Levitical cities fell to the lot of the Gershonites (Josh. 21:27-33).
[gursh-win] /ˈgɜrʃ wɪn/ noun 1. George, 1898–1937, U.S. composer. 2. Ira, 1896–1983, U.S. lyricist (brother of George Gershwin). /ˈɡɜːʃwɪn/ noun 1. George, original name Jacob Gershvin. 1898–1937, US composer: incorporated jazz into works such as Rhapsody in Blue (1924) for piano and jazz band and the opera Porgy and Bess (1935) 2. his brother, Ira, […]