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a female given name, form of , , or .
Contemporary Examples

From a walk-on for ‘Annie’ to an island for Linda McMahon, a few better uses for all of that money.
What They Could Have Bought: Better Uses for Campaign Spending Paula Froelich November 10, 2012

Annie Lee Cooper, well played by Winfrey, is shown trying but failing to register to vote.
Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’ Gary May January 1, 2015

It is a bedtime story for adults, filled with first names only—Jack and Polly, Jane and Jean, Asa and Madge, Luke and Annie.
This Week’s Hot Reads: March 30, 2012 Jimmy So April 1, 2012

He and Annie, who is 92, have had knee replacements—one for him, two for her.
John Glenn: I Remember Armstrong ‘for More Than Walking on the Moon’ Eleanor Clift August 26, 2012

Annie (Piper Perabo) and Eyal (Oded Fehr) get cozy in an elevator shaft.
Action Heroes in Heels Shannon Donnelly August 22, 2010

Historical Examples

He speaks of “Annie, the soul I loved, the girl who saved me and made me a man.”
Revisiting the Earth James Langdon Hill

I didn’t know anything about it until the other day when Annie told me.
Tutors’ Lane Wilmarth Lewis

Annie recovered rapidly, and soon the time came for Edward’s departure.
Withered Leaves from Memory’s Garland Abigail Stanley Hanna

Even Annie herself was put aside, and I was cared for as tenderly as a baby.
The heart of happy hollow Paul Laurence Dunbar

At eleven oclock an open landau was at the door, and Mrs. Acheson and Annie went for their drive.
The Girls of St. Wode’s L. T. Meade

diminutive of fem. proper name Ann or Anne (see Anna). Annie Oakley (1860-1926) was the famous rifle markswoman.

Related Terms

baseball annie

n phr,n

A free ticket orpass to a game or entertainment

[fr the name of a 19th-century trick-shot artist who could riddle a playing card tossed into the air so that it looked like an often-punched ticket]


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