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[brij-it] /ˈbrɪdʒ ɪt/
Saint, Brigid, Saint.
a female given name. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "A young man to see you, Mr. Davis," said Bridget, entering the breakfast-room.

    Brave and Bold Horatio Alger
  • But Mrs. Graham was more beautiful than Bridget, more beautiful than Bridget could ever be.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine
  • My Aunt Bridget she called me 'Mag' when she didn't make it somethin' worse.

    Thankful's Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
  • I thought of Aunt Bridget and my little heart choked with anger.

  • I was thinking his eyes were like Aunt Bridget's—cold and grey and piercing.

British Dictionary definitions for Bridget


noun Saint Bridget
Also Bride, Brigid. 453–523 ad, Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland. Feast day: Feb 1
Also Birgitta. ?1303-73, Swedish nun and visionary; patron saint of Sweden. Feast day: July 23
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Bridget

fem. proper name, from Irish Brighid, fire goddess, from brigh "strength," from Celtic *brig-o-, from PIE *bhrgh-nt- "high, mighty," from root *bhrgh- "high" (see borough).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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