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[duh-nees, -neez] /dəˈnis, -ˈniz/
a female given name: derived from Denis. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • Nor was Denise, apparently, quite as femininely modest as my image of perfection.

    The Ideal Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
  • Denise Ryland grasped her by the arm, pointing out into the darkened Square.

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  • I was unable to see this other lady, but my fare addressed her as 'Denise.'

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  • Denise Ryland was staring at the Frenchman as if fascinated.

    The Yellow Claw Sax Rohmer
  • "They will stay for lunch, good Denise," he announces, quite peremptorily.

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Word Origin and History for Denise

fem. form of masc. proper name Dennis. Little used in U.S. before 1920s; was at its most popular (top 50) for girls born between 1951 and 1973.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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