[ kris-tee ]

noun,plural Chris·ties.(sometimes lowercase)Skiing.

Origin of Christy

By shortening

Words Nearby Christy

Other definitions for Christy (2 of 2)

[ kris-tee ]

  1. Edwin P., 1815–62, U.S. minstrel-show performer and producer.

  2. Howard Chan·dler [chand-ler, chahnd-], /ˈtʃænd lər, ˈtʃɑnd-/, 1873–1952, U.S. illustrator and painter.

  1. a male given name, form of Christopher.

  2. a female given name, form of Christine. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Christy in a sentence

  • There was a high cold wind, which drove black dust over us till we were all like Christy Minstrels.

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  • Corny wanted to see Christy, and Mrs. Passford had begun to be uneasy that he did not return at dark.

  • But the steamer escaped from the numerous enemies that awaited her, and Christy got on board of her at the last minute.

  • "Everything is ready, Christy, and I have only to touch the match to the shavings to make a beginning," replied Sampson.

  • "But Christy is not at home, and we are somewhat anxious about him," added the mother, stating the facts in regard to her son.

British Dictionary definitions for Christy



/ (ˈkrɪstɪ) /

nounplural -ties (sometimes not capital)
  1. 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

Origin of Christy

C20: shortened from Christiania

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