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

  • Walker, Alice Born 1944. American writer whose works include the novels Meridian (1976) and The Color Purple (1982), for which she won a Pulitzer Prize.
  • Walker, James John Known as "Jimmy.” 1881-1946. American politician who was the mayor of New York City from 1926 to 1932, when charges of corruption forced his resignation.
  • Walker, Sarah Breedlove Known as "Madam C.J. Walker.” 1867-1919. American businesswoman who developed a straightening agent for hair (1905) and built the most successful Black-owned company of her day.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A northern English occupational surname from the occupation of treating cloth by "walking" it.


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  • A fuller, one who works in a walk-mill.

    May 2, 2011