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Winfred

[win-frid]
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noun
  1. a male given name: from an Old English word meaning “peaceful friend.”
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Examples from the Web for winfred

Historical Examples

  • How you will miss Roger—for it will be different, now, Winfred—it must be, you know.

    Margarita's Soul

    Ingraham Lovell

  • Saint Winfred dropped his axe, and turned to speak to the people.

    Good Stories For Great Holidays

    Frances Jenkins Olcott

  • But the knife never fell, for from the silent avenues of the dark forest came the good Saint Winfred and his people.

    Good Stories For Great Holidays

    Frances Jenkins Olcott

  • Winfred's French bringing up and the influence of a weakly affectionate mother have singularly warped his moral perception.

    Margarita's Soul

    Ingraham Lovell

  • 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.

    Margarita's Soul

    Ingraham Lovell


Word Origin and History for winfred

Winfred

masc. proper name, from Old English Winfrið, literally "friend of peace," from wine "friend" (related to winnan "to strive, struggle, fight;" see win) + friðu "peace" (see free)

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper