Kilroy

noun

Kil·​roy
ˈkilˌrȯi
plural -s
: an inveterate traveler
like the roamers Kilroy and UlyssesPeter Viereck
especially : a transient soldier
of all the Kilroys of history who have passed through here … it was Napoleon who best summed up the strategic importance of Malta J. P. O'Donnell

Word History

Etymology

after Kilroy, mythical soldier of World War II whose name was inscribed in unlikely places all over the world by American soldiers

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“Kilroy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kilroy. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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