Larry

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Larry

  1. A diminutive of Laurence and Lawrence. Popular as a male given name in the U.S. in the 1940s and the 1950s.
    • 1998 Carol Shields: Larry's Party. Penguin 1998. ISBN 0140266771 page 254:
      No one gets named Larry anymore. It's had it as a name. Think of someone called Larry and you automatically conjure up a guy drinking beer in a sixties rec room.
    • 2002 Laurell K. Hamilton: Circus of the Damned. JOVE 2002. ISBN 0515134481 page 149:
      "Larry, name's Larry." I smiled, it was too ridiculous. He was worried about me calling him Lawrence instead of Larry with a rogue zombie climbing out of the dirt.

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