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Audrey

[aw-dree]
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noun
  1. a female given name: from Old English words meaning “noble” and “strength.”
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  • Audrey looked up, but the baby was not looking at her; he was absorbed in his masterpiece.

    Audrey Craven

    May Sinclair

  • Wyndham turned abruptly away, and Audrey looked after him as he turned.

    Audrey Craven

    May Sinclair

  • He was not going to take any more trouble to get an introduction to Miss Audrey Craven.

    Audrey Craven

    May Sinclair

  • From these rapid observations Audrey concluded that Miss Haviland was poor.

    Audrey Craven

    May Sinclair

  • The whole thing was very odd; but then the ways of Audrey were inscrutable.

    Audrey Craven

    May Sinclair


Word Origin and History for audrey

Audrey

fem. proper name, contracted from Etheldreda, a Latinized form of Old English Æðelðryð, literally "noble might," from æðele "noble" (see atheling) + ðryð "strength, might."

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