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[ur-muh] /ˈɜr mə/
a female given name, form of Erma. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Irma's excited voice floated down from up among the boulders.

    Loot of the Void Edwin K. Sloat
  • I'd been waiting to send one to Irma Linton, who sat two seats in front of me.

    Marjorie Dean Pauline Lester
  • Marion listened attentively, occasionally making some comment that showed he was really interested in what Irma said.

    Irma in Italy Helen Leah Reed
  • This from gentle Irma Linton, who was usually the soul of toleration.

    Marjorie Dean Pauline Lester
  • Yet Irma, though frightened, was determined not to surrender either.

    Irma in Italy Helen Leah Reed
  • Irma, do you suppose your mother wouldn't like you to—to—be friendly with Mignon?

    Marjorie Dean Pauline Lester
  • As Irma turned away, her interest in the steerage increased rather than lessened.

    Irma in Italy Helen Leah Reed
  • "Don't you believe they've made up," she declared to Irma Linton.

    Marjorie Dean Pauline Lester
Word Origin and History for Irma

fem. proper name; see Emma.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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