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See also: Scarlet and scarlet


Proper noun[edit]


  1. A surname originating as an occupation for a dyer or seller of (scarlet) fabric.
    • 1854 Alfred Tennyson: The Charge of the Heavy Brigade at Balaclava:
      For Scarlett and Scarlett's three hundred were riding by
      When the points of the Russian lances arose in the sky;
  2. A female given name transferred from the surname, of general post-1936 usage.
    • 1936 Margaret Mitchell: Gone With the Wind: Chapter III:
      'There now, Scarlett! You admit it is true. What would you be doing with a husband like Ashley? 'Tis moonstruck they all are, all the Wilkes.'