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James, Jesse

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishJames, JesseJesse JamesJames, Jes‧se /ˈdʒesi/ 🔊 🔊 (1847–82) a US criminal who became famous for robbing banks and trains with his brother Frank. He was shot and killed by one of the members of his own gang (=group of criminals). Some people considered Jesse James to be a hero, and there are many films and stories based on his life.
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