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[ey-vis] /ˈeɪ vɪs/
a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “bird.”. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Nobody volunteered for the disagreeable task, and Avis suggested that Winnie herself might be suitable.

  • Avis Manning's "Company" was one of the events of the season.

    A Little Girl in Old Salem Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • Even Jean and Avis were too far away to speak to, and she was yet an absolute outsider to everyone else.

  • Avis knew all the best people in Salem, it was not so large, after all.

    A Little Girl in Old Salem Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • His ears felt hot, as often of late when he tangled with Avis, and he unlimbered only a few choice oaths.

    Industrial Revolution Poul William Anderson
  • In a kindly voice he said, "You must have heard of Avis Solis."

    The Marooner Charles A. Stearns
  • You are sad—I think I will send for Avis to come over and cheer you up.

Word Origin and History for Avis

U.S. car rental company, according to company history, founded 1946 at Willow Run Airport in Detroit by Warren Avis.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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