[ dawr-uh-thee, dor- ]
/ ˈdɔr ə θi, ˈdɒr- /


a female given name, form of Dorothea.

Definition for dorothy (2 of 2)


[ diks ]
/ dɪks /


Dorothea Lynde [lind] /lɪnd/, Dorothy, 1802–87, U.S. educator and social reformer.
Otto,1891–1969, German painter and printmaker. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for dorothy


fem. proper name, from French Dorothée, from Latin Dorothea, from Greek, literally "gift of God," from doron "gift" (see date (n.1)) + fem. of theos "god" (see Thea). With the elements reversed, it becomes Theodora. The accessory called a Dorothy bag is so called from 1907.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper