Definitions

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  • proper n. A male given name.

Etymologies

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From an Akan word meaning "born on Saturday".

Examples

  • It was the first time the activist, now using the name Kwame Ture, had contacted her directly since their earlier time together.

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  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Carmichael, who later moved to Guinea and took the name Kwame Ture, is remembered for the militancy of his views and his confrontational, often slashingly witty speeches, but the Swedish cameras captured another side of him.

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  • Travis was staring at the floor listening to Slim, but his body became rigid at the mention of the name Kwame “Bone” Brown.

    Hidden Secrets, Hidden Lives

  • Claiming that Michelle’s thesis had made reference to her being “much influenced” by the separatist politics of Stokely Carmichael, Hitchens casually recalled that Carmichael had taken the name Kwame Ture, and that Hitchens had last seen him speak before Farrakhan in 1985, on the night that Farrakhan “made himself famous by warning Jews, ‘You can’t say “Never Again” to God, because when he puts you in the ovens, you’re there forever.’”

    Big Girls Don’t Cry

  • Mr. Bing was elected to finish the term of Kwame Kilpatrick, who resigned in the midst of a perjury scandal.

    Mayor Makes Case for Cuts in Detroit

  • Jordan also drafted, in Kwame Brown, a high school kid who would turn against Doug Collins the way Jordan turned against Collins in his own youth.

    USATODAY.com - Jordan needs to finish job in D.C.

  • While I agree with Brian Dickerson's proposition about whether our justice system ought not pursue Kilpatrick's corrupt administration because of the expense of proceeding, I wonder if the Free Press isn't also unwittingly feeding the ego of a man whose agendas only serve to aggrandize his self-image by printing headlines and commentaries that mention the name Kwame Kilpatrick over and over again.

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  • "I am going to call Kwame and see what he wants to do," Howland wrote in an e-mail.

    'Fully loaded' SUV puts D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown on the spot

  • There was word Kwame had -- in fact, I think Trump maybe even said it, that because he didn't fire Omarosa when she sort of was acting her most diva-ish, most evil-ish ...

    CNN Transcript Apr 16, 2004

  • But she fell briefly out of favor when she married black power activist Stokely Carmichael - later known as Kwame Ture - and moved to Guinea in the late 1960s.

    China Confidential

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