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dowsabel

[dou-suh-bel]
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noun Obsolete.
  1. sweetheart.
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Origin of dowsabel

1575–85;Latin Dulcibella woman's name. See dulcet, belle
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Historical Examples

  • It is no such heavy charge I would lay upon thee, yet it is one that thy aunt Dowsabel would fear to undertake.

    The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn

    Evelyn Everett-Green

  • Mistress Dowsabel wept feebly for a short while, and seemed disposed to start and tremble at every sound.

    The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn

    Evelyn Everett-Green

  • "I am glad to leave thee with thy aunt Dowsabel, child," said Lady Humbert before she left.

    The Lost Treasure of Trevlyn

    Evelyn Everett-Green


British Dictionary definitions for dowsabel

dowsabel

noun
  1. an obsolete word for sweetheart
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Word Origin

C16: from Latin Dulcibella feminine given name, from dulcis sweet + bellus beautiful
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