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[jen-uh-fer] /ˈdʒɛn ə fər/
a female given name, form of Guinevere. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Jennifer blushed and laughed so much when it was read that any suspicious person might have found out her secret after all.

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  • "There's something outside," Jennifer said in a small voice.

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  • But Jennifer never seemed to hear it, and certainly could not see it.

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  • It was some few years after this had happened that I came to know Jennifer.

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  • "Thank you, sir," said Jennifer, quite unable to see any meaning in the promise.

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Word Origin and History for Jennifer

fem. proper name, from Welsh Gwenhwyvar, from gwen "fair, white" + (g)wyf "smooth, yielding." The most popular name for girls born in America 1970-1984; all but unknown there before 1938. Also attested as a surname from late 13c.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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