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Gretchen

[grech-uh n; German greyt-shuh n]
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  1. a female given name, form of Margaret.
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Gretchen

fem. proper name, German diminutive of Greta, a German and Swedish pet form of Margaret. Somestimes used as a typical German female name, also sometimes in reference to the name of the simple girl seduced by Faust.

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