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  1. a female given name.
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Examples from the Web for drusilla

Historical Examples of drusilla

  • Her tastes were simple, and she preferred "Broken Spears" to "Drusilla."

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine

  • I stayed with his son Nathaniel; his wife was named Drusilla.

  • So he give it to Drusilla's youngest boy to raise in a flat for his birthday.

  • Look at Drusilla Pinner cross her feet, an' her a church-member, too!

    A Tar-Heel Baron

    Mabell Shippie Clarke Pelton

  • They had no device, however, and Drusilla made the best of it.

Word Origin and History for drusilla


fem. proper name, Latin fem. diminutive of Drusus, frequent surname in Livian gens, earlier Drausus, perhaps a Celtic word meaning literally "strong" (cf. Old Celtic *dru- "oak," also "strong").

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