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Cher

[shair; French sher] /ʃɛər; French ʃɛr/
noun
1.
a river in central France, flowing NW to the Loire River. 220 miles (355 km) long.
2.
a department in central France. 2820 sq. mi. (7305 sq. km).
Capital: Bourges.
3.
a female given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for cher river

Cher

/French ʃɛr/
noun
1.
a department of central France, in E Centre region. Capital: Bourges. Pop: 312 277 (2003 est). Area: 7304 sq km (2849 sq miles)
2.
a river in central France, rising in the Massif Central and flowing northwest to the Loire. Length: 354 km (220 miles)
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Word Origin and History for cher river

Cher

U.S. pop performer, born Cherilyn Sarkisian (1946). As a given name for girls in U.S., it hit a bump of popularity 1972-73 around the time she starred in a popular TV variety show.

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Slang definitions & phrases for cher river

cher

adjective

Personable; attractive: He's a real cher cat

[1960s+ Teenagers; fr French ''dear'']


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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Encyclopedia Article for cher river

Cher

American entertainer who parlayed her status as a teenage pop singer into a recording, concert, and acting career

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