Definition of Tunney, Gene in US English:

Tunney, Gene

proper noun

  • (1898–1978), US boxer; born James Joseph Tunney. He became world heavyweight champion in 1926 by defeating Jack Dempsey. After defending his title several times, he retired as the undefeated world heavyweight champion in 1928.

Pronunciation

Tunney, Gene

/ˈtənē/