- a female given name, form of Mary.
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Examples from the Web for marilyn
I was on Charlie Rose recently, and in discussing Marilyn Monroe he asked, what do you think was her great appeal?Daphne Merkin on Lena Dunham, Book Criticism, and Self-Examination
December 26, 2014
Marilyn Johnson is a writer with a terrific capacity for learning.
Marilyn Johnson has written fascinating books about obit writers and librarians.
Sorokko went to Moscow to study physics and was discovered there by Marilyn Gauthier, a leading Paris model agent.Tatiana Sorokko Is the Queen of Vintage Couture
October 8, 2014
The actor transformed from a sensual Marilyn Monroe to a whimsical Salvador Dali to a starving migrant mother, seamlessly.The Man Behind Marilyn Malkovich
October 2, 2014
To me, she looks as good as Marilyn Monroe looks to the average man.Compatible
Richard R. Smith
Just now she is touring the West with friends, but, to get back to Marilyn Pensinger.Bobs, a Girl Detective
Grace May North
I can only—let's see, Charles, there is Marilyn and Charles.Warren Commission (11 of 26): Hearings Vol. XI (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
Marilyn let her hands fall with a soft crash on the keys and looked up.
"I was just wondering why," said Marilyn still thoughtfully.
Word Origin and History for marilyn
fem. proper name, a diminutive of Mary.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper