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Dorothy

[dawr-uh-thee, dor-]
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noun
  1. a female given name, form of Dorothea.

Dix

[diks]
noun
  1. Dorothea Lynde [lind] /lɪnd/, Dorothy, 1802–87, U.S. educator and social reformer.
  2. Otto,1891–1969, German painter and printmaker.
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  • I don't see yet how Kirkwood got anything to do with Dorothy.

    The Black Bag

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • "Dorothy will be with me," Mrs. Hallam answered for her, with cold defiance.

    The Black Bag

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • "You have no time to waste with him, Dorothy," said the woman coldly.

    The Black Bag

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • "There's no need to say more, Mr. Kirkwood," Dorothy informed him quietly.

    The Black Bag

    Louis Joseph Vance

  • Dorothy presently joining them, Brentwick led the way to the door.

    The Black Bag

    Louis Joseph Vance


Word Origin and History for dorothy

Dorothy

fem. proper name, from French Dorothée, from Latin Dorothea, from Greek, literally "gift of God," from doron "gift" (see date (n.1)) + fem. of theos "god" (see Thea). With the elements reversed, it becomes Theodora. The accessory called a Dorothy bag is so called from 1907.

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