noun Kil·roy \ˈkilˌrȯi\

Definition of Kilroy



  1. :  an inveterate traveler like the roamers Kilroy and Ulysses — Peter 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

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Origin and Etymology of kilroy

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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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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