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gertrude

[gur-trood] /ˈgɜr trud/
noun
1.
a slip or underdress for infants.
Origin of gertrude
1925-1930
1925-30, Americanism; special use of Gertrude

Gertrude

[gur-trood] /ˈgɜr trud/
noun
1.
a female given name: from Germanic words meaning “spear” and “strength.”.
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  • One day when Mr Sherwood came, he brought gertrude with him.

    Christie Redfern's Troubles Margaret Robertson
  • gertrude had just made her entrance from the dining-room, bearing a tray.

    Alice Adams Booth Tarkington
  • gertrude was the one woman—Eleanor had 135 not yet attained the inches for that classification—to whom he ever talked business.

    Turn About Eleanor Ethel M. Kelley
  • "Say he name Law," gertrude replied, looking at the ceiling to express her fatigue.

    Alice Adams Booth Tarkington
  • Extreme surprise, for a moment, kept gertrude sitting still; then she rose, without even keeping her finger in her book.

    The Europeans Henry James
Word Origin and History for gertrude

Gertrude

fem. proper name, from French, from Old High German Geretrudis, from ger "spear" + trut "beloved, dear."

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