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Josephine

[joh-zuh-feen, -suh-]
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  1. EmpressMarie Joséphine Rose Tascher de la Pagerie. Beauharnais, Joséphine de.
  2. a female given name: derived from Joseph.
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Josephine

noun
  1. Empress, previous name Joséphine de Beauharnais; real name Marie Joséphine Tascher de la Pagerie. 1763–1814, empress of France as wife of Napoleon Bonaparte (1796–1809)
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Word Origin and History for josephine

Josephine

fem. proper name, from French Jósephine, fem. of Joseph. Another feminized form of it is Josepha.

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