Origin of Christy1
- any of several skiing turns executed in order to change direction on a downhill run or for decreasing speed or stopping, especially a turn in which the body is swung around with the skis kept parallel.
Origin of Christie2
1915–20; by shortening; see -ie
Also called Christiania.
- ChristopherChristy, 1880–1925, U.S. baseball player.
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Examples from the Web for christy
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October 10, 2014
From Janay Rice to Christy Mack to Rihanna, our obsession with celebrity victims has reached an all-time high.Why We're So Hard on Janay Rice and Celebrity Survivors of Abuse
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A political fight between old rivals and bravery in the face of overwhelming force from both Ferguson, Mo., and Christy Mack.The Best of the Beast, Aug 16-17: Ferguson, Porn Stars and Beer
The Daily Beast
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They persuaded Christy to call her dad—on the air—and come clean.‘Car Talk’ Hosts to Retire: Best Moments With NPR’s Laughing Mechanics
June 9, 2012
Stop tweeting, texting, and talking on the phone this Sunday, writes Christy Turlington Burns, in honor of silenced mothers.Christy Turlington Burns: Why You Should Stay Mum This Mother’s Day
Christy Turlington Burns
May 11, 2012
I stopped at the gate to tell Ellinor and Christy that I was safe.
"Sure enough, your honour desarved to be born a gentleman," said Christy.
Christy made a low bow, and seemed much at a loss what he was to say next.
How should you like to have such a room of your own, Christy?
The day appointed for Christy's final determination arrived.
- skiing a turn in which the body is swung sharply round with the skis parallel, originating in Norway and used for stopping, slowing down, or changing direction quickly
C20: shortened from Christiania
- Dame Agatha (Mary Clarissa). 1890–1976, British author of detective stories, many featuring Hercule Poirot, and several plays, including The Mousetrap (1952)
- John (Reginald Halliday). 1898–1953, British murderer. His trial influenced legislation regarding the death penalty after he was found guilty of a murder for which Timothy Evans had been hanged
- Linford (ˈlɪnfəd). born 1960, British athlete: Commonwealth (1990), Olympic (1992), World (1993), and European (1994) 100 metres gold medallist
- William (Lincoln). born 1944, French harpsichord player, organist, and conductor, born in the US; founder (1979) and director of the early-music group Les Arts Florissants
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