- a slip or underdress for infants.
Origin of gertrude
- a female given name: from Germanic words meaning “spear” and “strength.”
Examples from the Web for gertrude
[Director] Naomi Foner is the one that told me that Gertrude Stein quote.Jenny Lewis on 'The Voyager,' the End of Rilo Kiley, and High School Classmate Angelina Jolie
August 17, 2014
But it was Gertrude Bell, who was never a public figure, who had left the greater mark on the Middle East, for better or worse.Gertrude of Arabia, the Woman Who Invented Iraq
June 17, 2014
So welcome back, Edna and Ethel; come on down, Gertrude and Percy; walk right in, Wilhelmina and Wolfgang.Hot Baby Names for 2014
Linda Rosenkrantz & Pamela Redmond Satran
December 6, 2013
This Regular version sometimes sounds like the near sequiturs of Gertrude Stein or her clever admirer Donald Barthelme.A Country House of Fools: Norman Rush’s ‘Subtle Bodies’
September 10, 2013
Malcolm is fluent in the ruses of modernist fiction (consider her profiles of Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas in Two Lives).The Artist Formerly Known as Janet Malcolm
Lauren Du Graf
June 6, 2013
"Say he name Law," Gertrude replied, looking at the ceiling to express her fatigue.
Gertrude spoke out freely: "You mean you astin' me to 'tend you' front do' fer you?"
Gertrude had just made her entrance from the dining-room, bearing a tray.
Gertrude rose and, coming around the table, put her arms about his neck.
Gertrude was interested, but not greatly shocked or grieved.
Word Origin and History for gertrude
fem. proper name, from French, from Old High German Geretrudis, from ger "spear" + trut "beloved, dear."