Christie

Christie

[kris-tee]
Also, Christy.
Also called Christiania.


Origin:
1915–20; by shortening; see -ie

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Christie

[kris-tee]
noun
1.
Agatha, 1891–1976, English novelist of detective fiction.
2.
a male given name, form of Christopher.
3.
a female given name, form of Christine.
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Christie (ˈkrɪstɪ)
 
n
1.  Dame Agatha (Mary Clarissa). 1890--1976, British author of detective stories, many featuring Hercule Poirot, and several plays, including The Mousetrap (1952)
2.  John (Reginald Halliday). 1898--1953, British murderer. His trial influenced legislation regarding the death penalty after he was found guilty of a murder for which Timothy Evans had been hanged
3.  Linford (ˈlɪnfəd). born 1960, British athlete: Commonwealth (1990), Olympic (1992), World (1993), and European (1994) 100 metres gold medallist
4.  William (Lincoln). born 1944, French harpsichord player, organist, and conductor, born in the US; founder (1979) and director of the early-music group Les Arts Florissants

Christy or Christie (ˈkrɪstɪ)
 
n , pl -ties
skiing a turn in which the body is swung sharply round with the skis parallel, originating in Norway and used for stopping, slowing down, or changing direction quickly
 
[C20: shortened from Christiania]
 
Christie or Christie
 
n
 
[C20: shortened from Christiania]

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christie
christiania (skiing)
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