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

  • Thorpe, James Francis Known as "Jim.” 1888-1953. American athlete. An outstanding collegiate football player, he later played professional football and baseball. He won the decathlon and pentathlon in the 1912 Olympics but was later disqualified because of his professional status.

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  • proper n. A common habitational surname.

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  • n. outstanding United States athlete (1888-1953)


Various places in England, from Old English þorp. (Wiktionary)



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