(1915–2006), British Conservative politician; full name John Dennis Profumo. In 1960 he was appointed Secretary of State for War under Harold Macmillan. Three years later news broke of his relationship with the mistress of a Soviet diplomat, Christine Keeler, raising fears of a security breach and precipitating his resignation.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: John Pro|fumo
Definition of Profumo, John in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.