Definition of Profumo, John in English:

Profumo, John

proper noun

  • (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.

Pronunciation

Profumo, John

/prəˈfjuːməʊ/