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Did you ever collect all those state quarters? Put them to good use on this quiz about curious state monikers and the facts around them.
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Mississippi’s nickname comes from the magnificent trees that grow there. What is it?

Origin of first name

Middle English word dating back to 1200–50

Definition for first name (2 of 2)

first-name
[ adjective furst-neym; verb furst-neym ]
/ adjective ˈfɜrstˌneɪm; verb ˈfɜrstˈneɪm /

adjective

of or relating to one's first, or given, name; familiar; intimate: They were on a first-name basis soon after meeting.

verb (used with object), first-named, first-nam·ing.

to address (someone) by his or her first name, especially as a sign of informality or familiarity: The boss doesn't like the employees to first-name her.
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British Dictionary definitions for first name

first name

noun

a name given to a person at birth, as opposed to a surnameAlso called: Christian name, forename, given name
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