/kil"roy/, n.
a fictitious American male, created by American troops who left the inscription "Kilroy was here" on walls, property, etc., all over the world in the years during and after World War II.

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  • Kilroy — Ein klassischer Kilroy ohne Schriftzug Die Figur Kilroy wurde weltberühmt durch den Satz „Kilroy was here“ („Kilroy war hier“), der im Zweiten Weltkrieg von US Soldaten an die unmöglichsten und seltsamsten Stellen geschrieben wurde. Der Satz… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kilroy — This interesting surname, established in Scotland and Northern Ireland from an early date, is an Anglicized form of the Gaelic Mac Giolla Ruaidh , composed of the element Mac , son of, giolla , servant of, youth, and ruaidh , red (haired); hence …   Surnames reference

  • Kilroy — noun a nonexistent person popularized by American servicemen during World War II Kilroy was here • Instance Hypernyms: ↑fictional character, ↑fictitious character, ↑character …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Kilroy Was Here — Le graffiti « Kilroy was here » redessiné …   Wikipédia en Français

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