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Profumo, John Syllabification: Pro·fu·mo, John
Pronunciation: /prəˈf(y)o͞omō/

Definition of Profumo, John in English:

( 1915–2006), British politician; full name John Dennis Profumo. In 1960, he was appointed secretary of state for war, but three years later he resigned because of his relationship with Christine Keeler ( 1942-), the mistress of a Soviet diplomat.

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