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Jemima

[juh-mahy-muh]
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noun
  1. a female given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “dove.”
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  • "You are coming with me, Jemima," said Mr. Downie Meek to his daughter.

    Roland Cashel

    Charles James Lever

  • There had been no improvement in the relations between Aunt Jemima and the child.

    The Golden Shoemaker

    J. W. Keyworth

  • “You are a saucy minx,” Miss Jemima was saying, in her sharpest tones.

    The Golden Shoemaker

    J. W. Keyworth

  • In a moment Miss Jemima had forgotten her insubordinate cook.

    The Golden Shoemaker

    J. W. Keyworth

  • Now, sir,” he resumed, “Jemima advises me to engage a secretary.

    The Golden Shoemaker

    J. W. Keyworth


Word Origin and History for jemima

Jemima

fem. personal name, biblical daughter of Job, from Hebrew Yemimah, literally "dove" (cf. Arabic yamama). The Aunt Jemima ready-mix food product in U.S. dates from 1889.

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