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

  • Dempsey, William Harrison Known as "Jack.” Called "the Manassa Mauler.” 1895-1983. American prizefighter who won the world heavyweight title in 1919 but lost it to Gene Tunney in 1926. He brought new popularity to the sport of boxing in the United States.

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  • n. United States prizefighter who was world heavyweight champion (1895-1983)


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