American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Meany, George 1894-1980. American labor leader who exerted great political influence as the first president of the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations (1955-1979).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See meiny.
- n. a person of mean disposition
- n. United States labor leader who was the first president of the AFL-CIO (1894-1980)
“I've always liked Garp, but the passion among some folks in our offices for A Prayer for Owen Meany is something to behold.”
“For one thing, Meany is a much smaller man than Glenister is.”
“My other failed read is A Prayer For Owen Meany, which is well loved by so many.”
“The following is a snippet from a column written by Joseph Epstein entitled, "Meany," that appears this morning in The Wall Street Journal.”
“What kind of Meany would I be if I didn't have my own personal Yellow Submarine playing cards?”
“(Though I have to confess that Owen Meany was probably my least favorite book.)”
“If you've read A Prayer for Owen Meany then you'll understand.”
“Even former president of the AFL-CIO George Meany did not support mandatory arbitration calling it "an abrogation of freedom.”
“In Meany's words: "It is impossible to bargain collectively with the government.”
“The so-called "right" of government employees to collectively bargain was rejected by President Franklin Roosevelt as well as by the founder and first president of the AFL-CIO George Meany.”
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