from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Wolfe, James 1727-1759. British general in Canada. He defeated the French at Quebec (1759) but was mortally wounded in the battle.
  • Wolfe, Thomas (Clayton) 1900-1938. American writer who is best known for his two autobiographical novels, Look Homeward, Angel (1929) and You Can't Go Home Again (1940).
  • Wolfe, Thomas (Kennerly) Known as "Tom.” Born 1931. American writer. A leading exponent of New Journalism, he has written extensively on popular culture. His works include The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test (1968) and The Right Stuff (1979).

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  • proper n. A surname of English and German origin, a variant of Wolf.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. United States writer best known for his autobiographical novels (1900-1938)
  • n. United States writer who has written extensively on American culture (born in 1931)


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