[[t]ˈbɛntʃ li[/t]] n.
big Robert (Charles), 1889–1945, U.S. humorist

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Benchley — is a surname, and may refer to:* Henry Wetherby Benchley (1822 1867), American politician * Nat Benchley (21st century), American actor * Nathaniel Benchley (1915 1981), American author * Peter Benchley (1940 2006), American author * Robert… …   Wikipedia

  • Benchley — ist der Nachname folgender Personen: Nathaniel Benchley (1915–1981), US amerikanischer Autor Peter Benchley (1940–2006), US amerikanischer Autor Robert Benchley (1889–1945), US amerikanischer Humorist, Theaterkritiker und Schauspieler Benchley… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Benchley —   [ bentʃlɪ], Peter Bradford, amerikanischer Schriftsteller, * New York 8. 5. 1940; Journalist; wurde bekannt mit dem Buch »Jaws« (1974; deutsch »Der weiße Hai«), dessen Verfilmung 1974/75 durch S. Spielberg ein großer Kassenschlager wurde.  … …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Benchley — [bench′lē] Robert (Charles) 1889 1945; U.S. humorist …   English World dictionary

  • Benchley — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Benchley est un patronyme pouvant désigner: Henry Wetherby Benchley (1822 1867), politicien américain Nat Benchley, acteur américain Nathaniel Benchley… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Benchley — noun United States humorist (1889 1945) • Syn: ↑Robert Benchley, ↑Robert Charles Benchley • Instance Hypernyms: ↑humorist, ↑humourist, ↑writer, ↑author …   Useful english dictionary

  • Benchley — biographical name Robert Charles 1889 1945 American humorist …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Benchley — /bench lee/, n. Robert (Charles), 1889 1945, U.S. humorist, drama critic, and actor. * * * …   Universalium

  • Benchley — Bench|ley, Rob|ert Charles (1889 1945) a humorous US writer and theatre ↑critic who wrote articles for the magazines Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. He was also an actor and he appeared in many films …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Benchley, Texas — is a small community in Robertson County, Texas. Named after Henry Benchley, ancestor of humorist Robert Benchley, it was settled around 1830 and has a population of approximately 100.External links and references*… …   Wikipedia

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