Definition of du Maurier, George in English:

du Maurier, George

proper noun

  • (1834–96), French-born novelist, cartoonist, and illustrator; full name George Louis Palmella Busson du Maurier. He is chiefly remembered for his novel Trilby (1894), which included the character Svengali and gave rise to the word Svengali for a person with a hypnotic influence on another.

Pronunciation:

du Maurier, George

/djuː ˈmɒrɪeɪ/