from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • Family of American newspaper publishers, including James Edmund (1835–1906), who founded the Detroit Evening News (1873), and his half-brother Edward Wyllis (1854–1926), who established (1907) the news agency that became United Press International and organized the syndication of features and illustrations. James's sister Ellen Browning (1836–1932) endowed several prominent educational and research institutions in southern California.

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

  • noun United States newspaper publisher and half-brother of Edward Wyllis Scripps (1835-1908)
  • noun United States newspaper publisher who founded an important press association; half-brother of James Edmund Scripps (1854-1926)


Sorry, no etymologies found.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.