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Proper noun[edit]


  1. A diminutive of the female given name Harriet.
    • 1922 Edna Ferber, Gigolo, Plain Label Books, page 103:
      But Harriet Fuller sounds like a school-teacher, doesn't it? And Hattie Fuller makes me think, somehow, of a burlesque actress. You know. 'Hattie Fuller and Her Bouncing Belles'.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Fairly common as a formal given name during the latter half of the 19th century.

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