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[liz-ee] /ˈlɪz i/
Origin of lizzie
First recorded in 1910-15


or Lizzie

[liz-ee] /ˈlɪz i/
a female given name, form of Elizabeth. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Ulyth and lizzie Lonsdale were sitting cosily in the latter's bedroom.

  • One had no mind of her own, but one said what one thought Miss lizzie wanted her to say.

    Emmy Lou George Madden Martin
  • To the simple, country-bred girl lizzie's room seemed a luxurious one in the glow of the pink-shaded lamp on the center-table.

    The Cottage of Delight Will N. Harben
  • Miss lizzie tore the note in pieces and threw them on the floor.

    Emmy Lou George Madden Martin
  • lizzie, as she saw her aunt, made up her mind for the combat.

    The Eustace Diamonds Anthony Trollope
Word Origin and History for lizzie


pet form of fem. proper name Elizabeth, used colloquially for "a motor car" (especially an early-model Ford) from 1913; also tin lizzie.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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