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[jen-uh-fer] /ˈdʒɛn ə fər/
a female given name, form of Guinevere. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • "Nothing like that ever hatched out on Calaxia," said Jennifer.

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  • "There's something outside," Jennifer said in a small voice.

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  • Just ahead of him, Jennifer caught an erect fin-spine and clung with both arms.

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  • Jennifer Trevor shook her head in her most ominous style at the date.

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  • "The hell with your Aunt Jennifer," Houston interrupted suddenly.

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Word Origin and History for Jennifer

fem. proper name, from Welsh Gwenhwyvar, from gwen "fair, white" + (g)wyf "smooth, yielding." The most popular name for girls born in America 1970-1984; all but unknown there before 1938. Also attested as a surname from late 13c.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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