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Jessie

[jes-ee] /ˈdʒɛs i/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of Jessica.
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  • But one of their number, Jessie Staples, hung back to have a word with Dorothy.

    Pretty Madcap Dorothy Laura Jean Libbey
  • She wondered vaguely if Jessie, to whom she had confided this, had betrayed her.

    Pretty Madcap Dorothy Laura Jean Libbey
  • Jessie Staples—for it was she—looked at Jack Garner with troubled eyes.

    Pretty Madcap Dorothy Laura Jean Libbey
  • Like the wise girl that she was, Jessie made excuses for her friend.

    Pretty Madcap Dorothy Laura Jean Libbey
  • "I will keep to my part of the compact, Jessie," he said, huskily.

    Pretty Madcap Dorothy Laura Jean Libbey
British Dictionary definitions for Jessie

jessie

/ˈdʒɛsɪ/
noun
1.
(slang) an effeminate, weak, or cowardly boy or man
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