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betty

[bet-ee] /ˈbɛt i/
noun, plural betties.
Origin
1915-1920
1915-20, Americanism; by shortening
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Word Origin and History for betties

Betty

fem. pet name, from Bet, shortened from Elizabeth, + -y (3).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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betty

noun
  1. A pretty girl, esp one regarded as sexually biddable; beddy: Betty ...A beautiful woman
  2. An eccentric person; freak

[1980s+ Students; perhaps fr Betty, a character in the TV show The Flint-stones]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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