Dennis

[ den-is ]
/ ˈdɛn ɪs /
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noun

John,1657–1734, English dramatist and critic.
a town in SE Massachusetts.
a male given name: from the Greek word meaning “of Dionysus.”

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Dennis

/ (ˈdɛnɪs) /

noun

C (larence) J (ames). 1876–1938, the poet of the Australian larrikin, esp in The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke (1915) and The Moods of Ginger Mick (1916)
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Word Origin and History for dennis

Dennis

masc. proper name, from French Denis, ultimately from Latin Dionysius, name of an important 6c. Church father, from Greek Dionysos, god of wine and revelry.

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