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Amis

[ey-mis]
noun
  1. Kingsley,1922–95, English novelist.
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ami

[a-mee; English a-mee, ah-mee]
noun, plural a·mis [a-mee; English a-meez, ah-meez] /aˈmi; English æˈmiz, ɑˈmiz/. French.
  1. a friend, especially a male friend.
  2. a boyfriend or male lover.
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  • Mes amis, I crave pardon of my discourtesy, he said, laughing; but what would you?

    Long Will

    Florence Converse

  • But Mr. Amis never held Sparsholt, but acted as curate there for a while in 1756 and 1757.

    Historic Oddities

    Sabine Baring-Gould

  • She went at once to Winchester and sent for the wife of Mr. Amis, who had married her.

    Historic Oddities

    Sabine Baring-Gould

  • She told Mrs. Amis that she wanted the register of her marriage to be made out.

    Historic Oddities

    Sabine Baring-Gould

  • What ensued shall be told in the words of Mrs. Amis at the trial.

    Historic Oddities

    Sabine Baring-Gould


British Dictionary definitions for amis

Amis

noun
  1. Sir Kingsley . 1922–95, British novelist and poet, noted for his novels Lucky Jim (1954), Jake's Thing (1978), Stanley and the Women (1984), The Old Devils (1986), and The Folks that Live on the Hill (1990)
  2. his son, Martin. born 1949, British novelist. His works include The Rachel Papers (1974), Money (1984), London Fields (1989), The Information (1994), Yellow Dog (2003), and Lionel Asbo: State of England (2012)
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ami

noun
  1. a male friend
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Word Origin and History for amis

ami

n.

14c., "friend lover," from Old French amy, ami (see Amy).

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