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[et-uh] /ˈɛt ə/
a female given name, form of Henrietta. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • And that would be Etta's hint to look cute and giggle and say, 'Well!

    Thankful's Inheritance Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Mr. Dockerell had not been so much in love with Etta as with marrying.

    The Third Miss Symons Flora Macdonald Mayor
  • To be sure I had Etta Goldsmith, who is a dear little thing.

    Janet's Love and Service Margaret M Robertson
  • You just kiss me, Etta dear,” she pleaded softly, “and stop teasing.

    The Squirrel-Cage Dorothy Canfield
  • Now, Etta, you know your mother never thought any such thing.

    The Squirrel-Cage Dorothy Canfield
Word Origin and History for Etta

fem. proper name, originally a shortening of Henrietta.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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