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Deirdre

[deer-druh, -dree; Irish dair-druh]
noun
  1. Irish Legend. the wife of Naoise, who killed herself after her husband had been murdered by his uncle, King Conchobar.
  2. a female given name.
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Examples from the Web for deirdre

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  • Soon along comes Conchubar to see Deirdre, for to marry her.

    The Irish Twins

    Lucy Fitch Perkins

  • The girl said pleasantly, at his side, "My name's Deirdre, in case you don't know."

    Creatures of the Abyss

    Murray Leinster

  • They plainly regarded Deirdre with the warmest possible approval.

    Creatures of the Abyss

    Murray Leinster

  • Deirdre served Tony his meal and talked with him while he ate it.

    Creatures of the Abyss

    Murray Leinster

  • Shaking a little, Deirdre rubbed her wet hand with the other.

    Creatures of the Abyss

    Murray Leinster


British Dictionary definitions for deirdre

Deirdre

noun
  1. Irish myth a beautiful girl who was raised by Conchobar to be his wife but eloped with Naoise. When Conchobar treacherously killed Naoise she took her own life: often used to symbolize IrelandSee also Naoise
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