Morris

[ mawr-is, mor- ]
/ ˈmɔr ɪs, ˈmɒr- /
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noun

Esther Hobart Mc·Quigg Slack [muh-kwig slak] /məˈkwɪg ˈslæk/, 1814–1902, U.S. suffragist.
Gouv·er·neur [guhv-er-neer] /ˌgʌv ərˈnɪər/, 1752–1816, U.S. statesman.
Robert,1734–1806, U.S. financier and statesman, born in England.
William,1834–96, English painter, furniture designer, poet, and socialist writer.
Wright,1910–1998, U.S. novelist.
a male given name, form of Maurice.

Definition for morris (2 of 2)

morris dance

[ mawr-is, mor- ]
/ ˈmɔr ɪs, ˈmɒr- /

noun

a rural folk dance of north English origin, performed in costume traditionally by men who originally represented characters of the Robin Hood legend, especially in May Day festivities.

Origin of morris dance

1425–75; late Middle English moreys daunce Moorish dance; see Moorish
Also called mor·ris.
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British Dictionary definitions for morris (1 of 2)

Morris

/ (ˈmɒrɪs) /

noun

William. 1834–96, English poet, designer, craftsman, and socialist writer. He founded the Kelmscott Press (1890)

British Dictionary definitions for morris (2 of 2)

morris dance

/ (ˈmɒrɪs) /

noun

any of various old English folk dances usually performed by men (morris men) to the accompaniment of violin, concertina, etc. The dancers are adorned with bells and often represent characters from folk talesOften shortened to: morris
Derived Formsmorris dancing, noun

Word Origin for morris dance

C15 moreys daunce Moorish dance. See Moor
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