gertrude

[ gur-trood ]
/ ˈgɜr trud /
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noun

a slip or underdress for infants.

Nearby words

  1. gersdorffite,
  2. gershom,
  3. gershwin,
  4. gershwin, george,
  5. gert,
  6. gerund,
  7. gerundive,
  8. gervais,
  9. geryon,
  10. gerzean

Origin of gertrude

1925–30, Americanism; special use of Gertrude

Gertrude

[ gur-trood ]
/ ˈgɜr trud /

noun

a female given name: from Germanic words meaning “spear” and “strength.”
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Word Origin and History for gertrude

Gertrude

fem. proper name, from French, from Old High German Geretrudis, from ger "spear" + trut "beloved, dear."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper