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Doris

[dawr-is, dohr-, dor-] /ˈdɔr ɪs, ˈdoʊr-, ˈdɒr-/
noun
1.
an ancient region in central Greece: the earliest home of the Dorians.
2.
a region in SW Asia Minor, on the coast of Caria: Dorian settlements.

Doris

[dawr-is, dohr-, dor-] /ˈdɔr ɪs, ˈdoʊr-, ˈdɒr-/
noun
1.
Classical Mythology. the wife of Nereus and mother of the Nereids.
2.
a female given name: from a Greek word meaning “bountiful.”.
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  • "He is not my brother," Doris said shortly, and grew scarlet.

    Pilgrim Sorrow Carmen Sylva
  • The first little girl to speak her piece is Miss Doris Leighton.

    Miss Pat at School Pemberton Ginther
  • When Doris was present, she kept them in a continual turmoil.

    A Fair Mystery Bertha M. Clay
  • We found it, all in little bits, along with other stuff from Doris' waste basket!

    Miss Pat at School Pemberton Ginther
  • How could she offer Doris the disrespect of making an explanation?

    Oldfield Nancy Huston Banks
British Dictionary definitions for Doris

doris

/ˈdɒrɪs/
noun
1.
(slang) a woman
Word Origin
C20: from the girl's name Doris

Doris1

/ˈdɒrɪs/
noun (in ancient Greece)
1.
a small landlocked area north of the Gulf of Corinth. Traditionally regarded as the home of the Dorians, it was perhaps settled by some of them during their southward migration
2.
the coastal area of Caria in SW Asia Minor, settled by Dorians

Doris2

/ˈdɒrɪs/
noun
1.
(Greek myth) a sea nymph
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Related Abbreviations for Doris

DORIS

Doppler orbitography and radiopositioning integrated by satellite
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