Winnie

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Winnie

  1. A diminutive of the female given name Winifred or, less often, of Winona.
    • 1880 Alfred Tennyson: Minnie and Winnie:
      Minnie and Winnie
      Slept in a shell.
      Sleep, little ladies!
      And they slept well.
    • 1991, Amy Tan, The Kitchen God's Wife, Vintage Books (ISBN 9780679748083)
      And I became Winnie, which Jimmy Louie said was a lively and lucky-sounding name. "Win, win, win," he said.
    • 2002 Jennifer Worth, Call the Midwife, Phoenix, ISBN 978-0-7538-2787-1, page 127:
      Mrs Conchita Warren is an unusual name, I thought as I cycled towards Limehouse. Most local women were Doris, Winnie, Ethel (pronounced Eff) or Gertie.
  2. A diminutive of the male given name Winston.

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Winnie

  1. A female given name, borrowed from English in the 20th century.