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

  • Percy, Sir Henry Known as "Hotspur.” 1364-1403. English soldier who was killed while leading an uprising against Henry IV (1403).
  • Percy, Walker 1916-1990. American novelist. Influenced by the European existentialists, his works, including The Moviegoer (1961), explore human alienation.

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  • proper n. An English surname.
  • proper n. A male given name, transferred use of the surname since the Middle Ages.

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

  • n. United States writer whose novels explored human alienation (1916-1990)
  • n. English soldier killed in a rebellion against Henry IV (1364-1403)

Etymologies

Norman baronial surname from a place in Normandy (Percy-en-Auge), Old French Perci , Late Latin Persiacum, from the Gallo-Roman personal name Persius. (Wiktionary)

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