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Doris1

[dawr-is, dohr-, dor-]
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noun
  1. Classical Mythology. the wife of Nereus and mother of the Nereids.
  2. a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “bountiful.”

Doris2

[dawr-is, dohr-, dor-]
noun
  1. an ancient region in central Greece: the earliest home of the Dorians.
  2. a region in SW Asia Minor, on the coast of Caria: Dorian settlements.
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  • The first little girl to speak her piece is Miss Doris Leighton.

    Miss Pat at School</p>

    Pemberton Ginther

  • "I know more about Miss Doris Leighton than you think," she said, nonchalantly.

    Miss Pat at School</p>

    Pemberton Ginther

  • "I thought about that," said Doris with veiled eyes on Elinor's pale face.

    Miss Pat at School</p>

    Pemberton Ginther

  • We found it, all in little bits, along with other stuff from Doris' waste basket!

    Miss Pat at School</p>

    Pemberton Ginther

  • But no one was shown into the inner office except Bobbie and Doris and Sara.

    Glory of Youth

    Temple Bailey


British Dictionary definitions for doris

doris

noun
  1. slang a woman

Word Origin

C20: from the girl's name Doris

Doris1

noun (in ancient Greece)
  1. a small landlocked area north of the Gulf of Corinth. Traditionally regarded as the home of the Dorians, it was perhaps settled by some of them during their southward migration
  2. the coastal area of Caria in SW Asia Minor, settled by Dorians

Doris2

noun
  1. Greek myth a sea nymph
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