Definition of Filene, Edward Albert in US English:

Filene, Edward Albert

proper noun

  • (1860–1937), US merchant. As the president of Wm. Filene & Sons, he brought about many innovations, including the bargain basement and charge accounts. In 1921, he helped to establish the Credit Union National Extension Bureau.

Pronunciation

Filene, Edward Albert

/fīˈlēn/