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a female given name, form of Catherine.
Contemporary Examples

Fashion journalists Cathy Horyn and Suzy Menkes were there, notepads out.
Halston’s Fashion Faux Pas Jacob Bernstein July 13, 2011

Cathy Corison: I fell in love with wine when I was 19, studying biology at Pomona College, 40 years ago.
Yes, Women Can Make Great Wine Jordan Salcito March 21, 2014

But Robert Hirschhorn of Cathy E. Bennett & Associates, near Dallas, says just the opposite.
The Sandusky Sexual Abuse Case’s Biggest Mysteries Diane Dimond June 4, 2012

On opening day, Cathy Grier, aka “NYC Subway Girl,” sang a Janis Joplin song in the lobby.
Pawel Althamer Creates Art That’s by the People, for the People at the New Museum Jessica Dawson February 16, 2014

Janet Napolitano, Jane Harman, Cathy Lanier and Atifete Jahjaga discuss why women should play an even bigger part.
Napolitano: Women Have the Power to Protect Daniel Klaidman March 8, 2012

Historical Examples

Cathy, who was sitting at the other end of the dining room table reading, looked up and laughed.
Jerry’s Charge Account Hazel Hutchins Wilson

Cathy tossed her head, giving her pony tail a little exercise.
Jerry’s Charge Account Hazel Hutchins Wilson

“Oh, that’s Wyngates,” said Cathy, pulling herself up the bank with her hands full of treasures.
The Fortunes of Philippa Angela Brazil

“Make Jerry stop being so aggravating,” Cathy begged her mother.
Jerry’s Charge Account Hazel Hutchins Wilson

So far our hoax had answered admirably, and Cathy and I retired upstairs after breakfast in fits of delighted laughter.
The Fortunes of Philippa Angela Brazil


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