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Dorothy

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English

Etymology

The English form of Dorothea, the name of a legendary ( and possibly fictitious) saint, from Ancient Greek δῶρον, "gift" + θεός, "god".

Proper noun

Singular
Dorothy

Plural
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Dorothy

  1. A female given name.

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Quotations

  • c. 1598, William Shakespeare, Henry IV, Part 2: Act II, Scene IV:
    Pistol. Then to you, Mistress Dorothy; I will charge you.
    Doll Tearsheet. Charge me! I scorn you, scurvy companion.
  • 1900 Lyman Frank Baum: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: Chapter 3:
    "My name is Dorothy," said the girl, " and I am going to the Emerald City to ask the Great Oz to send me back to Kansas."

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