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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈdɒɹəθi/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈdɔɹəθi/
- (NYC) IPA(key): /ˈdɑɹəθi/
- A female given name.
- c. 1596–1599, William Shakespeare, The Second Part of Henrie the Fourth, […], quarto edition, London: Printed by V[alentine] S[immes] for Andrew Wise, and William Aspley, published 1600, OCLC 55178895:: Act II, Scene IV:
- Pistol. Then to you, Mistress Dorothy; I will charge you.
- Doll Tearsheet. Charge me! I scorn you, scurvy companion.
- 1900 Lyman Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Chapter 3:
- "My name is Dorothy," said the girl, " and I am going to the Emerald City to ask the Great Oz to send me back to Kansas."
- 1990 Russell Baker, There's a Country in My Cellar, Morrow, →ISBN, page 418:
- Don't you think the world has gone steadily downhill ever since parents stopped naming their children Lucy and Dorothy and started naming them Samantha?
female given name