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[kris] /krɪs/
a male given name, form of Christopher.
a female given name, form of Christine. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • The Captain looked thoughtfully at Chris and hesitated not at all.

    Mr. Wicker's Window Carley Dawson
  • Chris Lingard was not a very successful farmer, and he had a large family.

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  • But Feathers insisted, and as soon as Chris was seated he walked off to the hotel.

    A Bachelor Husband Ruby M. Ayres
  • "Your trouble, Chris, is that your viewpoint is fundamentally sane," he said.

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  • Chris had shrieked as they hit, but she was unbuckling herself now.

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Word Origin and History for Chris

pet or familiar form of masc. proper name Christopher or fem. proper name Christine, Christina, etc.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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