- Bernard,1893–1968, U.S. composer.
- Bruce,1870–1957, U.S. book designer and printer.
- Carl (Ransom),1902–87, U.S. psychologist.
- GingerVirginia Katherine McMath, 1911–1995, U.S. actress and dancer: longtime partner of Fred Astaire.
- James Gamble,1867–1947, U.S. architect.
- John,1829–1904, U.S. sculptor.
- Robert,1731–95, American pioneer and commander in the British regular army during the French and Indian War.
- Samuel,1763–1855, English poet.
- Will(iam Penn A·dair) [uh–dair] /əˈdɛər/, 1879–1935, U.S. actor and humorist.
- William P(ierce),1913–2001, U.S. lawyer: Attorney General 1957–61; secretary of state 1969–73.
- a city in NW Arkansas.
- a male given name: from Germanic words meaning “fame” and “spear.”
- Ginger, real name Virginia McMath . 1911–95, US dancer and film actress, who partnered Fred Astaire
- Richard, Baron Rogers of Riverside. born 1933, British architect. His works include the Pompidou Centre in Paris (1971–77; with Renzo Piano), the Lloyd’s building in London (1986), the Millennium Dome in Greenwich (1999), and Heathrow Airport Terminal 5 (2008)
- William Penn Adair, known as Will . 1879–1935, US actor, newspaper columnist, and humorist in the homespun tradition
- (used in signalling, telecommunications, etc) message receivedCompare wilco
- an expression of agreement
- slang (of a man) to copulate (with)
masc. proper name, from Old French Rogier, from Old High German Hrotger, literally “famous with the spear,” from hruod- “fame, glory” + ger “spear” (see gar (n.)). As a generic name for “a person,” attested from 1630s. Slang meaning “penis” was popular c.1650-c.1870; hence the slang verb sense of “to copulate with (a woman),” attested from 1711.
The use of the word in radio communication to mean “yes, I understand” is attested from 1941, from the U.S. military phonetic alphabet word for the letter -R-, in this case an abbreviation for “received.” Said to have been used by the R.A.F. since 1938. The Jolly Roger pirate flag is first attested 1723, of unknown origin; jolly here has its otherwise obsolete Middle English sense “high-hearted, gallant.” Roger de Coverley, once a favorite English country dance, is so called from 1685, in reference to Addison’s character in the “Spectator.” French roger-bontemps “jovial, carefree man,” is attested there from 15c.
- American psychologist who founded humanistic psychology