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Bridget

[brij-it]
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noun
  1. Saint. Brigid, Saint.
  2. a female given name.
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  • "A young man to see you, Mr. Davis," said Bridget, entering the breakfast-room.

    Brave and Bold

    Horatio Alger

  • But Mrs. Graham was more beautiful than Bridget, more beautiful than Bridget could ever be.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine

  • My Aunt Bridget she called me 'Mag' when she didn't make it somethin' worse.

    Thankful's Inheritance

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • I thought of Aunt Bridget and my little heart choked with anger.

  • I was thinking his eyes were like Aunt Bridget's—cold and grey and piercing.


British Dictionary definitions for bridget

Bridget

noun Saint Bridget
  1. Also: Bride, Brigid 453–523 ad, Irish abbess; a patron saint of Ireland. Feast day: Feb 1
  2. Also: Birgitta ?1303-73, Swedish nun and visionary; patron saint of Sweden. Feast day: July 23
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Word Origin and History for bridget

Bridget

fem. proper name, from Irish Brighid, fire goddess, from brigh "strength," from Celtic *brig-o-, from PIE *bhrgh-nt- "high, mighty," from root *bhrgh- "high" (see borough).

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