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[kris] /krɪs/
a male given name, form of Christopher.
a female given name, form of Christine. Unabridged
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  • The Captain looked thoughtfully at Chris and hesitated not at all.

    Mr. Wicker's Window Carley Dawson
  • Chris does not know where I am, and he must not be told,—he must never know.

  • But Feathers insisted, and as soon as Chris was seated he walked off to the hotel.

    A Bachelor Husband Ruby M. Ayres
  • The crew of that dirigible of death, Chris discovered, had not had a chance.

    Raiders Invisible Desmond Winter Hall
  • Chris had shrieked as they hit, but she was unbuckling herself now.

    Badge of Infamy Lester del Rey
Word Origin and History for Chris

pet or familiar form of masc. proper name Christopher or fem. proper name Christine, Christina, etc.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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