Definition of Whorf, Benjamin Lee in English:

Whorf, Benjamin Lee

proper noun

  • (1897–1941), US linguist and insurance worker, known for his contribution to the Sapir–Whorf hypothesis. A student of linguistics in his spare time, Whorf studied Hopi and other North American Indian languages and attended Edward Sapir's courses at Yale.

Pronunciation

Whorf, Benjamin Lee

/(h)wôrf/