Murphy

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

Definition of Murphy

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

Murphy

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

Definition of Murphy (Entry 2 of 2)

William Parry 1892–1987 American physician

First Known Use of Murphy

Noun

1954, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Murphy

Noun

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 16 May. 2021.

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