Doris

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Etymology[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Doris f

  1. A taxonomic genus within the family Dorididaesea slugs, specifically, dorid nudibranchs.

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

The feminine form of Doric.

Proper noun[edit]

Doris

  1. (Greek mythology) The daughter of Oceanus, wife of Nereus and mother of fifty sea-nymphs or nereids.
  2. A female given name, taken to regular use at the end of the 19th century.
    • 1866, Mary A. Prescott, "Doris Daylesford, A Story", in Beadle's Monthly Magazine of To-day, volume 2, page 149:
      "My Doris—may I call you that, dearest?"
      "Call me Sappho, call me Chloris, call me Lalage, or Doris—only call me thine," I should have answered, if it had not been a little too sentimental.… I am afraid I omitted to state, in the proper place, that Doris is a name which has descended through a dozen generations of our family, that it belongs to myself as well as to my niece…
    • 1989, Judy Carter, Stand-up Comedy: A Book (ISBN 0440502438), page 35:
      I've never met an old person named Judy. Now that's true. Maybe something happens to girls with young names like Debby, Judy, and Susie. At a certain age they make you change it to Doris, Edna, or Myrtle.
  3. (UK, slang) One's girl friend, wife or significant other.

Etymology 2[edit]

From the name of famous film star Doris Day; (Cockney rhyming slang).

Adjective[edit]

Doris (not comparable)

  1. (Cockney rhyming slang) gay

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Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Doris

  1. A female given name borrowed from English usage, popular in the 1920s and the 1930s.

German[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Doris

  1. A female given name borrowed from English usage, popular in the mid-twentieth century.

Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Doris

  1. A female given name borrowed from English usage, popular in the 1920s and the 1930s.