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Susan

[soo-zuh n]
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noun
  1. a female given name, form of Susanna or Susannah.
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Examples from the Web for susan

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  • In about ten minutes after my return to the parlour Lady Susan entered the room.

    Lady Susan

    Jane Austen

  • Lady Susan means nothing but her good, but she will not make a friend of her.

    Lady Susan

    Jane Austen

  • Lady Susan does not always know, therefore, what will make her daughter happy.

    Lady Susan

    Jane Austen

  • I happened to be at the helm, and remained in the Mary and Susan.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • Of the rest of the fourteen souls on board the Susan, there were no traces.

    Ned Myers

    James Fenimore Cooper


Word Origin and History for susan

Susan

fem. proper name, from French Susanne, from Late Latin Susanna (see Susanna). A top-10 name for girls born in the U.S. 1945-1968 (peaking at #2 from 1957-60).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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