American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Hoffman, Malvina 1887-1966. American sculptor who created 110 figures of ethnic types for the Field Museum in Chicago (1930-1933).
- n. A surname.
- n. versatile United States film actor (born in 1937)
- n. United States sculptor (1887-1966)
- Anglicised from German Hoffmann, also a Jewish (Ashkenazic) surname originally spelled both Hoffman and Hoffmann: status name for a steward on a farm or estate, from German hof(f) ‘manorfarm’, ‘courtyard’ + Mann ‘man’. Originally, this was a status name for a farmer who owned his own land as opposed to holding it by rent or feudal obligation, but the name soon came to denote the manager or steward of a manor farm, in which sense it is extremely frequent throughout central and eastern Europe; also among Jews, since many Jews held managerial positions on non-Jewish estates. (Wiktionary)
“Dustin Hoffman is far better at these roles anyway.”
“Dustin Hoffman is wonderful, as is Sigourney Weaver's narration.”
“Many of the little subplots never reach a conclusion, and as usual, Dustin Hoffman is excellent but Natalie Portman can't act.”
“Philip Seymour Hoffman is a maladjusted introvert whose only social interaction with women is filthy prank phone calls.”
“The idea for this movie sounds really interesting and Phillip Seymour Hoffman is an amazing actor.”
“Also, as a general yet completely unrelated comment, Phillip Seymour Hoffman is the best of all three named actors! thetvaddict”
“For every person who ever felt alienated from anything (isn’t that everybody?), Dustin Hoffman is here to let us know we are not alone.”
“Danzig’s father, Walter, had often used the term “degenerate art,” a phrase Hoffman used now with heavy sarcasm.”
““That we could be bad,” laughed double-winner Dustin Hoffman, whose “Last Chance Harvey” posters boast a pairing of Hoffman with “Academy Award Winner” Emma Thompson.”
“| A post that requires you to accept that I can do a passable impersonation of Dustin Hoffman in Little Big Man »”
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