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betty

[ bet-ee ]
/ ˈbɛt i /
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noun, plural bet·ties.

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Origin of betty

An Americanism dating back to 1915–20; by shortening

Definition for betty (2 of 2)

Betty
[ bet-ee ]
/ ˈbɛt i /

noun

a female given name, form of Elizabeth.
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