betty

[ bet-ee ]
/ ˈbɛt i /

noun, plural bet·ties.

Origin of betty

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20; by shortening

Definition for betty (2 of 4)

Betty
[ bet-ee ]
/ ˈbɛt i /

noun

a female given name, form of Elizabeth.

Definition for betty (3 of 4)

Williams
[ wil-yuh mz ]
/ ˈwɪl yəmz /

noun

Definition for betty (4 of 4)

Ford
[ fawrd, fohrd ]
/ fɔrd, foʊrd /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for betty (1 of 3)

ford
/ (fɔːd) /

noun

a shallow area in a river that can be crossed by car, horseback, etc

verb

(tr) to cross (a river, brook, etc) over a shallow area

Derived forms of ford

fordable, adjective

Word Origin for ford

Old English; related to Old Frisian forda, Old High German furt ford, Latin porta door, portus port 1

British Dictionary definitions for betty (2 of 3)

Ford
/ (fɔːd) /

noun

Ford Maddox (ˈmædəks) original name Ford Madox Hueffer . 1873–1939, English novelist, editor, and critic; works include The Good Soldier (1915) and the war tetralogy Parade's End (1924–28).
Gerald R (udolph). 1913–2006, US politician; 38th president of the US (1974–77)
Harrison . born 1942, US film actor. His films include Star Wars (1977) and its sequels, Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) and its sequels, Bladerunner (1982), Clear and Present Danger (1994), and What Lies Beneath (2000)
Henry . 1863–1947, US car manufacturer, who pioneered mass production
John . 1586–?1639, English dramatist; author of revenge tragedies such as 'Tis Pity She's a Whore (1633)
John, real name Sean O'Feeney . 1895–1973, US film director, esp of Westerns such as Stagecoach (1939) and She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949)

British Dictionary definitions for betty (3 of 3)

Williams
/ (ˈwɪljəmz) /

noun

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