from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Herman, Woodrow Charles Known as "Woody.” 1913-1987. American jazz musician and bandleader who for 50 years directed a series of energetic bands called the "Thundering Herds.”
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- proper n. A male given name.
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- n. United States jazz musician and bandleader (1913-1987)
Old English here ("army") + man ("man") It was revived in the 19th century, partly due to American immigrants from continental Europe where the name has been more popular. Confer the German equivalent Hermann (Wiktionary)