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Definition of Famous

  FAMOUS   adjective
Conspicuously miserable.
  Done to a turn on the iron, behold
      Him who to be famous aspired.
  Content?  Well, his grill has a plating of gold,
      And his twistings are greatly admired.

Hassan Brubuddy

Devil's Dictionarydefinition from:
The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911

Regular definition:
?fe?m?s adj. 1 (often foll. by for) celebrated; well known. 2 colloq. excellent. °°famousness n. [ME f. AF, OF fameus f. L famosus f. fama fame]

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