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  1. A female given name of modern usage.
    • 1990, Miss Read (Dora Jessie Saint), Friends at Thrush Green, 2002, page 98,
      'Raffle books,' she announced.
      'What for?' enquired Dimity, feeling for her purse and about to do a vicar's wife's familiar duty.
  2. A surname​.
    • 1843, N. P. Willis, Meena Dimity: Or Why Mr. Brown Crash Took His Tour, George R. Graham, Rufus W. Griswold (editors), Graham's American Monthly Magazine of Literature and Art, Volumes 22-23, page 134,
      The Diaper family lived in Sassafras street—the Dimity family in Pepperidge street; and the fathers of the Diaper girls and the Dimity girls were worth about the same money, and had both made it in the lumber line.