Definition of Riley, James Whitcomb in English:

Riley, James Whitcomb

proper noun

  • (1849–1916), US poet; pen name Benj. F. Johnson, of Boone. Known as the common people's poet, especially in Indiana, his most popular poems included “Little Orphant Annie” (1885), “The Raggedy Man” (1890), and “When the Frost Is on the Punkin” (1896).

Pronunciation

Riley, James Whitcomb

/ˈrīlē/