Mandy

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Mandy (plural Mandys)

  1. A diminutive of the female given name Amanda. Popular as a formal given name in the U.K. in the 1960s and 1970s.
    • 1928 Joyce Lankester Brisley: Milly-Molly-Mandy Stories. Chapter 1:
      But Mother and Father and Grandpa and Grandma and Uncle and Aunty couldn't very well call out "Millicent Margaret Amanda" every time they wanted her, so they shortened it to "Milly-Molly-Mandy" which is quite easy to say.
    • 1994 P.D.James: Original Sin ISBN 0679438890 page 10:
      Without looking up, she asked: "Is your name Mandy or Amanda Price?"
      "Mandy, Miss Etienne." In other circumstances Mandy would have pointed out that if her name were Amanda the CV would have said so.