noun, plural bet·ties.
Origin of betty
Examples from the Web for betty
Contemporary Examples of betty
Tarantino wrote it there over several months in his hotel, as well as the “coffee shop” Betty Boop.The Secrets of ‘Pulp Fiction’: 20 Things You Didn’t Know About the Movie on Its 20th Anniversary
October 19, 2014
He loves Betty Jane Greer because of her “great sense of the ridiculous.”The Stacks: Mr. Bad Taste and Trouble Himself: Robert Mitchum
July 19, 2014
Betty Friedan put the feelings of our mothers to words, publishing The Feminine Mystique.Whither the Women’s Movement?
July 19, 2014
The tabloid battle between the sweet blonde and the brunette vixen played out like an issue of Betty and Veronica on crack.Real-Life Couples on Screen: Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, Brangelina, and More
May 1, 2014
Refined, elegant, and to the manor born, Betty is everything that Don is not.Every Woman Don Draper’s Hooked Up With on ‘Mad Men’
April 13, 2014
Historical Examples of betty
I hope, Miss, said Betty, you will not send me down with this answer.
Tell her, said my mother to Betty, she knows upon what terms she may come down to us.
This Betty was in her way remarkable, both in body and mind.
It was Betty who let him out at the side door, as she had let him in.
"Listen, Betty," went on Castell, taking no notice of her words.
Word Origin for ford
Old English ford "shallow place where water can be crossed," from Proto-Germanic *furdhus (cf. Old Frisian forda, Old High German furt, German Furt "ford"), from PIE *prtu- "a going, a passage" (cf. Latin portus "harbor," originally "entrance, passage;" Old Welsh rit, Welsh rhyd "ford;" Old English faran "to go;" see port (n.1)). The line of automobiles is named for U.S. manufacturer Henry Ford (1863-1947).
1610s, from ford (n.). Related: Forded; fording.