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[ur-muh] /ˈɜr mə/
a female given name, form of Erma. Unabridged
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  • Irma's excited voice floated down from up among the boulders.

    Loot of the Void Edwin K. Sloat
  • He accompanied them, forgetting Irma Becot against the 'line.'

    His Masterpiece Emile Zola
  • Marion listened attentively, occasionally making some comment that showed he was really interested in what Irma said.

    Irma in Italy Helen Leah Reed
  • Since he and Irma had resided in the avenue, they met, it was said, on their old footing.

    His Masterpiece Emile Zola
  • Yet Irma, though frightened, was determined not to surrender either.

    Irma in Italy Helen Leah Reed
  • At this, Irma, but eight years old and tender-hearted, began to cry.

    Fruitfulness Emile Zola
  • As Irma turned away, her interest in the steerage increased rather than lessened.

    Irma in Italy Helen Leah Reed
  • Irma lifted a serious face to be kissed, and said cautiously, "I'll do my best."

Word Origin and History for Irma

fem. proper name; see Emma.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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