I. noun Etymology: Miss Murphy, nonexistent prostitute used to lure victims Date: 1954 any of various confidence games; especially one in which the victim believes he is paying for sex II. biographical name Frank 1890-1949 American jurist III. biographical name William Parry 1892-1987 American physician

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  • Murphy — steht für: Murphy (Familienname), der Familienname Murphy Murphy (Kurzfilm), deutscher Kurzfilm von Bjørn Melhus aus dem Jahr 2009 Bridey Murphy, Hypnose Fall der 1950er Jahre Mount Murphy, Vulkan in der Antarktis Murphy (Beckett), Roman von… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Murphy — puede referirse a: el apellido Murphy, es el más común de Irlanda. Personas el político argentino Ricardo López Murphy; el político tinerfeño José Murphy y Meade; el jugador de fútbol irlandés Antony Murphy; el actor irlandés Arthur Murphy, (1727 …   Wikipedia Español

  • Murphy — Murphy, MO U.S. Census Designated Place in Missouri Population (2000): 9048 Housing Units (2000): 3613 Land area (2000): 3.965039 sq. miles (10.269404 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.046730 sq. miles (0.121030 sq. km) Total area (2000): 4.011769 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Murphy — Murphy, William Parry * * * (as used in expressions) Murphy, Audie (Leon) Murphy, Frank William Francis Murphy …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Murphy — Gael. Murchadh sea warrior. The Celtic sea element is also in names MURIEL (Cf. Muriel) (q.v.), Murdoch (O.Ir. Muireadhach, O.Welsh Mordoc mariner ), etc. Murphy bed (1925) is named for U.S. inventor William Lawrence Murphy (1876 1959). By happy… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Murphy —   [ məːfɪ], William Parry, amerikanischer Arzt, * Stoughton (Wisconsin) 6. 2. 1892, ✝ Brookline (Massachusetts) 9. 10. 1987; arbeitete ab 1923 am Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston (Massachusetts) und lehrte an der Harvard University in Cambridge… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • murphy — bed (concealed in the wall bed invented by William L Murphy); nickname for an Irish or white potato as well as for a confidence swindle …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • murphy — [mʉr′fē] n. pl. murphies [after Murphy, Ir surname] [Old Slang] a potato …   English World dictionary

  • Murphy — Mur phy, n. A potato. [Humorous] Thackeray. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Murphy — (Mörfi), Arthur, geb. 1727 zu Elphin in Irland, gest. 1805 zu London, Schauspieler, schrieb unter anderem einige nicht schlechte Lustspiele (Gesammelte Werke 7 Bde., London 1786) …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Murphy — Le nom correspond à l irlandais O Murchadha, le descendant de Murchadh, nom de personne formé des éléments muir (= mer) et cadh (= guerrier) …   Noms de famille

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