gertrude

gertrude

[gur-trood]
noun
a slip or underdress for infants.

Origin:
1925–30, Americanism; special use of Gertrude

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Gertrude

[gur-trood]
noun
a female given name: from Germanic words meaning “spear” and “strength.”
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Gertrude
fem. proper name, from Fr., from O.H.G. Geretrudis, from ger "spear" + trut "beloved, dear."
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