roxanne

[rok-san]

Origin of roxanne

origin uncertain

Roxanne

[rok-san]
noun
  1. a female given name.
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Examples from the Web for roxanne

Contemporary Examples of roxanne

  • Bookseller Roxanne Coady has worried about her son for 21 years.

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    10 Books for My Son the Graduate

    Roxanne Coady

    June 5, 2012

  • Incensed by this, Valerie reacts in kind by doing a sort of quasi-Lambada with her homegirl Roxanne.

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    Red Riding Hood Stinks!

    Chris Lee

    March 11, 2011

  • It is the inspiration for films like Roxanne, The Truth About Cats and Dogs, and Hitch.

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    Sex Advice from Cyrano

    Ben Crair

    July 23, 2009

  • Roxanne suggests that perhaps it is the quietness of much Irish writing that makes it hard to market here.

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    Read Me, I'm Irish

    Mark Salter

    March 17, 2009

  • Surely, as Roxanne also suggests, their publishers need to do a better job of promoting their books here.

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    Read Me, I'm Irish

    Mark Salter

    March 17, 2009

Historical Examples of roxanne

  • I wonder how the boys and girls are going to like Roxanne's being friends with me.

    Phyllis

    Maria Thompson Daviess

  • I went this afternoon, and I believe God sent me and so does Roxanne.

    Phyllis

    Maria Thompson Daviess

  • But I've got that smile from Roxanne and I'm going to believe it was meant for the real me.

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    Maria Thompson Daviess

  • Roxanne saw and heard it all, because she couldn't help it, from the window.

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    Maria Thompson Daviess

  • I was scared and so was Roxanne as we hugged each other as women always do from fright.

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    Maria Thompson Daviess


Word Origin and History for roxanne

Roxanne

fem. proper name, from French, from Latin Roxane, from Greek Rhoxane, of Persian origin (cf. Avestan raoxšna- "shining, bright"). Spelling influenced by Anne.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper