Meaning of Fawkes

Fawkes

Pronunciation: (fôks), [key]
— n.
  1. 1570–1606, English conspirator and leader in the Gunpowder plot of 1605: Guy Fawkes Day is observed on November 5 by the building of effigies and bonfires.
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