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Doris1

[dawr-is, dohr-, dor-] /ˈdɔr ɪs, ˈdoʊr-, ˈdɒr-/
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-] /ˈdɔr ɪs, ˈdoʊr-, ˈdɒr-/
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

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

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

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

    Miss Pat at School

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

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British Dictionary definitions for Doris

doris

/ˈdɒrɪs/
noun
1.
(slang) a woman
Word Origin
C20: from the girl's name Doris

Doris1

/ˈdɒrɪs/
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

/ˈdɒrɪs/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) a sea nymph
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