Definition of Jim Thorpe

1. Noun. Outstanding United States athlete (1888-1953).

Exact synonyms: James Francis Thorpe, Thorpe
Generic synonyms: Athlete, Jock

Lexicographical Neighbors of Jim Thorpe

Jim Bowie
Jim Corbett
Jim Crow
Jim Crow law
Jim Crow laws
Jim Henson
Jim Morrison
Jim Thorpe (current term)
Jimenez de Cisneros
Jimi Hendrix
Jimmy Cagney
Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Choo
Jimmy Conors
Jimmy Doolittle

Literary usage of Jim Thorpe

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Daytrips Pennsylvania Dutch Country and Philadelphia: 50 One Day Adventures by Earl Steinbicker (1999)
"Jim Thorpe was not born here, nor did he ever pass through here while he was alive. ... In 1953 Jim Thorpe died in poverty after a long, painful illness, ..."

2. Read & Understand, Nonfiction Grades 4-6 by Tekla N. White, Marilyn Evans, Evan-Moor Corporation (1999)
"Games People Play Magazine The Greatest Athlete in the World: The Story of Jim Thorpe Jim Thorpe and his twin brother, Charlie, were born in Oklahoma. ..."

3. Giant Write Every Day by Jo Ellen Moore, Marilyn Evans, Jill Norris (1997)
"Happy Birthday, Jim Thorpe! Jim Thorpe was a Native American born on May 28, 1888, ... Jim Thorpe was one of the greatest athletes who ever lived. ..."

4. Kansas: The Prelude to the War for the Union by Leverett Wilson Spring (1885)
"I says to him — says I, ' Jim Thorpe, hain't you nothin' better to do than to come way up to vote in the territory ? ' Well he tole me that they want buisy ..."

5. Bunch Grass: A Chronicle of Life on a Cattle Ranch by Horace Annesley Vachell (1912)
"Thorpe mastered the colt which had thrown Jim ; Thorpe, when fresh meat was wanted, killed handsomely the fat buck missed by the over- eager James ; Thorpe ..."

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