dine with duke humphrey

dine with duke humphrey
have no dinner to eat or go to (named for the avenue in London where Duke Humphrey Gluster is buried)

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  • dine with Duke Humphrey — (historical) To go without a meal, loiter about Duke Humphrey s Walk in Old St Paul s • • • Main Entry: ↑dine …   Useful english dictionary

  • To dine with Duke Humphrey — Dine Dine, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dining}.] [F. d[^i]ner, OF. disner, LL. disnare, contr. fr. an assumed disjunare; dis + an assumed junare (OF. juner) to fast, for L. jejunare, fr. jejunus fasting. See {Jejune}, and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To dine with Duke Humphrey — Duke Duke (d[=u]k), n. [F. duc, fr. L. dux, ducis, leader, commander, fr. ducere to lead; akin to AS. te[ o]n to draw; cf. AS. heretoga (here army) an army leader, general, G. herzog duke. See {Tue}, and cf. {Doge}, {Duchess}, {Ducat}, {Duct},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Humphrey of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Gloucester — Humphrey Duke of Gloucester Gloucester in a 15th century drawing Spouse Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut m. 1422; ann. 1428 Eleanor de Cobham m. bet. 1428–1431; ann. c. 1441 …   Wikipedia

  • Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester — (3 October 1390 – February 23, 1447) was the fourth son of King Henry IV of England by his first wife, Mary de Bohun.The place of his birth is unknown, but he was named after his maternal grandfather, Humphrey de Bohun, 7th Earl of Hereford. He… …   Wikipedia

  • Dine — Dine, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dining}.] [F. d[^i]ner, OF. disner, LL. disnare, contr. fr. an assumed disjunare; dis + an assumed junare (OF. juner) to fast, for L. jejunare, fr. jejunus fasting. See {Jejune}, and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Duke — (d[=u]k), n. [F. duc, fr. L. dux, ducis, leader, commander, fr. ducere to lead; akin to AS. te[ o]n to draw; cf. AS. heretoga (here army) an army leader, general, G. herzog duke. See {Tue}, and cf. {Doge}, {Duchess}, {Ducat}, {Duct}, {Adduce},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Duke's coronet — Duke Duke (d[=u]k), n. [F. duc, fr. L. dux, ducis, leader, commander, fr. ducere to lead; akin to AS. te[ o]n to draw; cf. AS. heretoga (here army) an army leader, general, G. herzog duke. See {Tue}, and cf. {Doge}, {Duchess}, {Ducat}, {Duct},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Humphrey — masc. proper name, from O.E. Hunfrið, probably from P.Gmc. *hun strength + O.E. frið peace. To dine with Duke Humphrey (17c.) meant to go without a meal, though the reason for the expression now is obscure …   Etymology dictionary

  • Dined — Dine Dine, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Dined}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dining}.] [F. d[^i]ner, OF. disner, LL. disnare, contr. fr. an assumed disjunare; dis + an assumed junare (OF. juner) to fast, for L. jejunare, fr. jejunus fasting. See {Jejune}, and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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