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Sadie

[sey-dee] /ˈseɪ di/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of Sara or Sarah.
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  • I'll bet he wa'n't sorry when Sadie shows up on deck and waves for us to come on.

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • Didn't it leave you some short of breath after blowin' yourself to this, Sadie?

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • Sadie, having "sauced" her landlady, found it wise to change her quarters.

    Winnie Childs C. N. Williamson
  • Was it true that Sadie's roll was real money, the kind you could spend at the store?

    Shorty McCabe Sewell Ford
  • Why, when Sadie Bluchblauer starts to argue about the war she scares me more than you do.

    Seeing Things at Night Heywood Broun
Word Origin and History for Sadie

fem. proper name, a familiar form of Sarah. Sadie Hawkins Day (1939) is from name of a character in U.S. newspaper cartoon strip "Li'l Abner," by Al Capp (1909-1979); in reference to a day in early November in which women take the lead in romantic matters.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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