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[duh-nees, -neez] /dəˈnis, -ˈniz/
a female given name: derived from Denis. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Luckily for the old German and for Denise, another lady entered the house at this juncture.

  • Denise Ryland grasped her by the arm, pointing out into the darkened Square.

    The Yellow Claw Sax Rohmer
  • He said he was fighting for France, but it was also for Denise that he fought.

    The Isle of Unrest Henry Seton Merriman
  • I was unable to see this other lady, but my fare addressed her as 'Denise.'

    The Yellow Claw Sax Rohmer
  • Denise enjoys it all wonderfully, and when the professor sits out on the kitchen porch and smokes, her cup of happiness is full.

    Floyd Grandon's Honor Amanda Minnie Douglas
Word Origin and History for Denise

fem. form of masc. proper name Dennis. Little used in U.S. before 1920s; was at its most popular (top 50) for girls born between 1951 and 1973.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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