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[a-mee; English a-mee, ah-mee]
noun, plural a·mies [a-mee; English a-meez, ah-meez] /aˈmi; English æˈmiz, ɑˈmiz/. French.
  1. a female friend.
  2. a girlfriend or female lover.
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noun, plural a·mies. Slang.
  1. a vial of amyl nitrate.
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Origin of amy

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Historical Examples of amies

  • Wealthy brokers built Roman homes, not forgetting the fish ponds, for their amies.


    Joseph McCabe

British Dictionary definitions for amies


  1. a female friend
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Word Origin and History for amies


fem. proper name, from Old French Amee, literally "beloved," from fem. past participle of amer "to love," from Latin amare, perhaps from PIE *am-a-, suffixed form of root *am-, a Latin and Celtic root forming various nursery words for "mother, aunt," etc. (cf. Latin amita "aunt").

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