Shirley

[ shur-lee ]
/ ˈʃɜr li /

noun

James, 1596–1666, English dramatist.
William, 1694–1771, English governor of Massachusetts Bay Colony 1741–56: urged assault on Louisburg.
a city on the S shore of Long Island, in SE New York.
a male or female given name: a family name taken from an Old English placename.

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