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Marilyn

or Marilynne

[mar-uh-lin] /ˈmær ə lɪn/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of Mary.
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  • To me, she looks as good as Marilyn Monroe looks to the average man.

    Compatible Richard R. Smith
  • Just now she is touring the West with friends, but, to get back to Marilyn Pensinger.

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    Grace May North
  • I can only—let's see, Charles, there is Marilyn and Charles.

    Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • Marilyn let her hands fall with a soft crash on the keys and looked up.

    The City of Fire Grace Livingston Hill
  • "I was just wondering why," said Marilyn still thoughtfully.

    The City of Fire Grace Livingston Hill
Word Origin and History for Marilyn

fem. proper name, a diminutive of Mary.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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