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Proper noun[edit]


  1. A diminutive form of the female given name Elizabeth.
    • 1993 Phillip Margolin: Gone But Not Forgotten. Bantam Books ISBN 0553569031 p.25:
      No one ever called Elizabeth Tannenbaum stunning, but most men found her attractive. Hardly anyone called her Elizabeth, either. An "Elizabeth" was regal, cool, an eyecatching beauty. A "Betsy" was pleasant to look at, a tiny bit overweight, capable, but still fun to be with. Betsy suited her just fine.