Definition

proper name
1837-1917; U.S. admiral in the Spanish-American War.
Webster's New World
1859-1952; U.S. philosopher & educator: exponent of pragmatism.
Webster's New World
(born Melville Louis Kossuth Dewey) 1851-1931; U.S. librarian & educator: originator of a system (Dewey Decimal System) for book classification in libraries, using three-digit numbers, further extended beyond a decimal point for subclasses.
Webster's New World
pronoun

An American surname​.

Wiktionary
A male given name derived from the surname, popular in the U.S. in the 1890s.
Wiktionary
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Origin of

  • Possibly from a place name in Northern France, Douai. Welsh origin from Dewi (David) has also been suggested.

    From Wiktionary

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