Mitty


Mitty
Mitty "adventurous daydreamer," 1950, from title character in "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," short story by U.S. author James Thurber (1894-1961) first published in the "New Yorker" March 18, 1939.

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  • Mitty — may refer to: Archbishop Mitty High School, a high school in San Jose, California John Joseph Mitty, fourth Archbishop of the Archdiocese of San Francisco Walter Mitty, a fictional character in James Thurber s short story The Secret Life of… …   Wikipedia

  • Mitty — Mit ty, n. The stormy petrel. [Prov. Eng.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mitty — Mit|ty, Wal|ter the main character in a story by James Thurber called The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1932). He has a very ordinary life, but spends a lot of time imagining that he is a brave and important person living a dangerous and exciting… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Mitty — Mittyesque, Mittyish, adj. /mit ee/, n. See Walter Mitty. * * * …   Universalium

  • Mitty — n. Walter Mitty, fictional character in a story by James Thurber who daydreams about his adventures and triumphs; ordinary person who fantasizes that he is an extraordinary or heroic person …   English contemporary dictionary

  • mittý — see mid þý …   Old to modern English dictionary

  • MITTY — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mitty Collier — Birth name Mitty Lene Collier Born June 21, 1941 (1941 06 21) (age 70) Birmingham, Alabama, United States Genres Soul, R B, gospel …   Wikipedia

  • Mitty, Guinea — Mitty   Sub prefecture and town   …   Wikipedia

  • Mitty, Walter — UK [ˈmɪti, ˈwɔːltə(r)] US [ˈmɪti, ˈwɔltər] noun [countable] Etymology From Walter Mitty , the main person in the short story The Secret Life of Walter Mitty by US writer James Thurber. http://www.macmillandictionary.com/med2cd/weblinks/mitty… …   Useful english dictionary


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