Jessie

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

A clipping or hypochoristic form of Jessica, q.v.

Proper noun[edit]

Jessie

  1. A diminutive of the female given name Jessica.

Etymology 2[edit]

A hypochoristic form of Jane, Jean, &c. possibly under influence from lassie or -ess and -ie, q.v. Doublet of Ivanka, Jan, Janelle, Janet, Janey, Janine, Jeanette, Jeanie, Jeannette, Jeannine, Jen, Jenna, Jenny, Jo, Jody, Juanita, Shanae, Sinead, and Vanna.

Proper noun[edit]

Jessie

  1. A female given name.

Noun[edit]

Jessie (plural Jessies)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of jessie: a cowardly, effeminate, or homosexual man, a girly man.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Variant of Jesse, from Ancient Greek Ἰεσσαί (Iessaí), from Hebrew יִשַׁי(Yishai).

Proper noun[edit]

Jessie

  1. (US, eye dialect) A male given name from Hebrew, variant of Jesse.