Dempsey

biographical name
Demp·​sey | \ ˈdem(p)-sē How to pronounce Dempsey (audio) \

Definition of Dempsey

William Harrison 1895–1983 Jack American boxer

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“Dempsey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dempsey. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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