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

  • Clifford, Clark McAdams 1906-1998. American lawyer and politician who, as chief counsel (1946-1950) to President Harry S. Truman, influenced U.S. foreign policy. During the Vietnam War he served as U.S. secretary of defense (1968-1969).

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A habitational surname.
  • proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.


Old English clif ("cliff") + ford ("ford"). (Wiktionary)



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