Murphy

noun
Mur·​phy | \ ˈmər-fē How to pronounce Murphy (audio) \

Definition of Murphy

: any of various confidence games especially : one in which the victim believes he is paying for sex

First Known Use of Murphy

1954, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Murphy

Miss Murphy, nonexistent prostitute used to lure victims

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“Murphy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Murphy. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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Mur·​phy | \ ˈmər-fē How to pronounce Murphy (audio) \

Definition of Murphy

William Parry 1892–1987 American physician

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