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Selfridge, Harry Gordon

Line breaks: Harry Gor¦don Self|ridge
Pronunciation: /ˈsɛlfrɪdʒ
 
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Definition of Selfridge, Harry Gordon in English:

( 1858–1947), American-born British businessman. In 1906 he came to England and began to build the department store in Oxford Street, London, that bears his name; it opened in 1909.

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