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gertrude

[gur-trood] /ˈgɜr trud/
noun
1.
a slip or underdress for infants.
Origin of gertrude
1925-1930
1925-30, Americanism; special use of Gertrude

Gertrude

[gur-trood] /ˈgɜr trud/
noun
1.
a female given name: from Germanic words meaning “spear” and “strength.”.
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  • gertrude spoke out freely: "You mean you astin' me to 'tend you' front do' fer you?"

    Alice Adams Booth Tarkington
  • "Say he name Law," gertrude replied, looking at the ceiling to express her fatigue.

    Alice Adams Booth Tarkington
  • gertrude had just made her entrance from the dining-room, bearing a tray.

    Alice Adams Booth Tarkington
  • gertrude rose and, coming around the table, put her arms about his neck.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter Joseph C. Lincoln
  • John Doane, who had been looking at gertrude, also changed the direction of his gaze.

    Cap'n Dan's Daughter Joseph C. Lincoln
Word Origin and History for gertrude

Gertrude

fem. proper name, from French, from Old High German Geretrudis, from ger "spear" + trut "beloved, dear."

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