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Sadie

[sey-dee] /ˈseɪ di/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of Sara or Sarah.

Sadie Hawkins

noun
1.
Also called Sadie, Sadies. a party, dance, or other social event, especially one held annually among high school or college students, to which each girl escorts the boy of her choice, or invites him to escort her.
2.
a day (Sadie Hawkins Day) or night, often in November, when such an event or events are held.
Origin of Sadie Hawkins
1939
1939, Americanism; after the race held on Sadie Hawkins Day (in the cartoon strip Li'l Abner by Al Capp), in which single women pursued bachelors
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  • Had sadies brothers been stopping with some other neighbor, would Mr. Steele have delayed letting the runaway girl go to see them?

  • The other girls and boys, beside the members of the Steele family, were anxious now to show their approval of sadies brave deed.

Contemporary definitions for sadies
noun

a homely cartoon character of Li'l Abner who grew tired of waiting for men to court her and whose father designated a day in November when women could propose marriage or dating to men

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Word Origin and History for sadies

Sadie

fem. proper name, a familiar form of Sarah. Sadie Hawkins Day (1939) is from name of a character in U.S. newspaper cartoon strip "Li'l Abner," by Al Capp (1909-1979); in reference to a day in early November in which women take the lead in romantic matters.

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