- a male given name: from an Old English word meaning “peaceful friend.”
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Examples from the Web for winfred
How you will miss Roger—for it will be different, now, Winfred—it must be, you know.
Saint Winfred dropped his axe, and turned to speak to the people.
But the knife never fell, for from the silent avenues of the dark forest came the good Saint Winfred and his people.
Winfred's French bringing up and the influence of a weakly affectionate mother have singularly warped his moral perception.
You see Mother has just begun to to be nice to him, and we can't afford to lose her good-will, Winfred—we simply can't.
Word Origin and History for winfred
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