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See also: dave, davė, and davę



Proper noun[edit]


  1. A diminutive of the male given name David, also used as a formal given name.
    • 1994 Caroline Knapp, The Merry Recluse: A Life in Essays, Counterpoint Press 2004, →ISBN, page 169, 170:
      David, with its final "d", sounds finished and complete, whereas Dave just kind of hangs there in the air, indefinitely. - - - Worse, if your name is Dave, the only possible nickname is "Davey", which makes you sound like you should be wearing a coonskin cap.
  2. A patronymic surname​.
  3. (very rare) A female given name.

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