[dawr-uh-thee, dor-]
a female given name, form of Dorothea. Unabridged


Dorothea Lynde [lind] , (Dorothy) 1802–87, U.S. educator and social reformer.
Otto, 1891–1969, German painter and printmaker. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Word Origin & History

fem. proper name, from Fr. Dorothée, from L. Dorothea, from Gk., lit. "gift of God," from doron "gift" + fem. of theos "god" (see Thea). With the elements reversed, it becomes Theodora. The accessory called a Dorothy bag is so called from 1907.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Example sentences for dorothy
Stepping into her own room after a brief word with dorothy, mrs.
Soprano dorothy kirsten was called and stepped in to sing the third act.
However, dorothy, wielding a knife, finds him and threatens to hurt him.
A revision of public speaking and influencing men in business by dorothy carnegie.
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