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Ollie

[ol-ee] /ˈɒl i/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Oliver.
2.
a female given name, form of Olive.
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  • When we divide this treasure, everyone will be happy, Ollie.

  • "I love you, Ollie," she said; the warmness of her body close against his.

    Life Sentence James McConnell
  • As Ollie started up-stairs to her task she was brought back by the door-bell.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • Ollie gradually typewrote herself to sleep and Prue was not home.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • Ollie next dropped the tray she had just unloaded on the table.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • That night Ollie and Prue reached home at nearly the same time.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • Ollie told how well she was getting along in the judge's office.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • Ollie was practising shorthand, and kissed Prue with sorrowing patience.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
British Dictionary definitions for Ollie

ollie

/ˈɒlɪ/
noun (pl) -lies
1.
(in skateboarding and snowboarding) a jump into the air executed by stamping on the tail of the board
Word Origin
C20: of uncertain origin
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