Betsy



a female given name, form of Elizabeth.
Contemporary Examples

Executive producer Betsy West has her own story of working in a man’s world.
Women Who Paved the Way Betsy West February 25, 2013

I’m in business with Al Pacino now; we’re developing Betsy and Napoleon about Napoleon’s exile in St. Helena.
My Date With Sean Penn Howard Rosenman October 27, 2008

Betsy Andreu has talked about this encounter many times, including testifying under oath.
Lance Armstrong’s Teammate Tells All: ‘The Secret Race’ By Tyler Hamilton The Daily Beast September 7, 2012

Is there anyone in America whose views on health care ought to be of less interest than Betsy McCaughey’s?
Return of the Health Care Villains Michael Kinsley March 17, 2009

Just this year, Betsy and Dick Devos, trustees from Michigan, pledged $22 million to endow an art management program.
Washington’s Richest Power Players Sandra McElwaine May 18, 2010

Historical Examples

Betsy, my daughter, as you know, is to be married to him next month.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 56, Number 350, December 1844 Various

She was very fond of me, always calling me ‘her little daughter,—her own dear Betsy.’
Flora Lyndsay Susan Moodie

He looked at her, Betsy says to me, as if he was sayin I cant stand that!
Winona of the Camp Fire Margaret Widdemer

There is only one drawback, Betsy, said Tom, as he finished his story.
Ainslee’s, Vol. 15, No. 6, July 1905 Various

That is why Doctor and Betsy, who have never been trained to hunt, go wild over the rabbits.
Tattine Ruth Ogden

fem. pet name, a diminutive of Bet, itself short for Elizabet or Elizabeth. Betsy as the typical a pet name for a favorite firearm is attested in American English by 1856 (cf. Brown Bess, by 1785, British army slang for the old flintlock musket).

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