Definitions

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  • proper noun A surname.
  • proper noun rare A male given name transferred from the surname.

Etymologies

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Middle English wile, an occupational surname for a trapper or a nickname for a wily person.

Examples

  • Bill Wile is an easygoing, hardworking guy who leads a quiet, ordinary life.

    Then He Ate My Boy Entrancers by Louise Rennison: Book summary

  • Bill Wile is an easygoing, hardworking guy who leads a quiet, ordinary life.

    Velocity by Dean Koontz: Book summary

  • I think you’re looking for a kidnapper called Wile E.

    Pandanapped! - The Panda's Thumb

  • E.rly on, that feature created problems for the site's custodians, as pranksters added names such as Wile E. Coyote from Arizona.

    SplicedFeed

  • E.rly on, that feature created problems for the site's custodians, as pranksters added names such as Wile E. Coyote from Arizona.

    SplicedFeed

  • E.rly on, that feature created problems for the site's custodians, as pranksters added names such as Wile E. Coyote from Arizona.

    SplicedFeed

  • It's like you looked at Wile E. Coyote's paw and it said "Road Runner."

    Sig Line of the month -- the final five

  • All in all, a marvelous time (Oh - I forgot to mention that I caught up with my college roommate, Jay Wile, whom I roomed with when I was a frosh and he was a sophomore, and whom I haven't seen in ... 25 years!).

    Philcon

  • But, anyway, she and Darren were in the Tonga Room and reenacted my Wile E. Coyote moment, twelve years later:

    "Sometimes, getting laid is more important than killing orc kings."

  • I think our culture prefers to lie back and believe simultaneously that life is an uncontrollable juggernaut running us down and flattening us like a Wile E. Coyote cartoon and that, at the same time, we are gods who control our own destiniesor should be.

    Ingrid Hill - An interview with author

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