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[aw-dree] /ˈɔ dri/
a female given name: from Old English words meaning “noble” and “strength.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • Audrey supposed so too, but she was not quite certain of Michael's movements.

    Lover or Friend Rosa Nouchette Carey
  • Audrey had to come back with her and I went on to the Landslip to find you.

    The Girls of St. Olave's Mabel Mackintosh
  • Audrey was glad that she did so—she was glad to be alone for one moment, in which to recover herself.

    Anxious Audrey Mabel Quiller-Couch
  • Denys was silent, and Audrey went away, shutting the door noisily.

    The Girls of St. Olave's Mabel Mackintosh
  • Audrey listened and was comforted, but the shadow did not quite leave her eyes.

    Audrey Mary Johnston
Word Origin and History for Audrey

fem. proper name, contracted from Etheldreda, a Latinized form of Old English Æðelðryð, literally "noble might," from æðele "noble" (see atheling) + ðryð "strength, might."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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