betsi

Betsy

[bet-see]
noun
a female given name, form of Elizabeth.
Also, Betsey, Betsi.
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Betsy
fem. pet name, a dim. of Bet, itself short for Elizabet or Elizabeth. Betsy as the typical a pet name for a favorite firearm is attested in Amer.Eng. by 1856 (cf. Brown Bess, by 1785, British army slang for the old flintlock musket).
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