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

  • Wilde, Oscar (Fingal O'Flahertie Wills) 1854-1900. Irish-born writer. Renowned as a wit in London literary circles, he achieved recognition with The Picture of Dorian Gray (1891), a novel. He also wrote plays of lively dialogue, such as The Importance of Being Earnest (1895), and poetry, including The Ballad of Reading Gaol (1898).

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  • proper n. A surname. A variant of Wild.

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  • n. Irish writer and wit (1854-1900)


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