Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Brice, Fannie 1891-1951. American entertainer who appeared in a number of films as well as the Ziegfeld Follies. She portrayed the character of "Baby Snooks” on the radio from 1936 until her death.

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  • proper n. A male given name.
  • proper n. A patronymic surname.

Etymologies

Name of a French saint latinized as Bri(c)tius or Bricius, possibly from a Gaulish word meaning "speckled". (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Sam Brice is a former pro football player who's returned to his small hometown (this is a bit like Deadly Welcome, come to think of it) in disgrace, though of course he's actually a noble knight in slightly tarnished armor.

    Archive 2007-12-30

  • "Then you believe," the district attorney said at the end, – "you believe, Mr. Howell, that Jennie Brice is living?"

    The Case of Jennie Brice

  • "You – do you think Jennie Brice is dead, and that Mr. Howell knows – who did it?"

    The Case of Jennie Brice

  • Carleen Brice is the author of the novels Orange Mint and Honey and Children of the Waters as well as the nonfiction books Lead Me Home: An African American's Guide Through the Grief Journey and Walk Tall: Affirmations for People of Color.

    Author-friends, Meet Carleen Brice

  • Brooks Atkinson, longtime drama critic of the New York Times, called Brice "a burlesque comic of the rarest vintage" and acknowledged her achievement in comedy, a field men had previously dominated.

    Jewish Women in Comedy - Fanny Brice

  • Brooks Atkinson, longtime drama critic of the New York Times, called Brice “a burlesque comic of the rarest vintage” and acknowledged her achievement in comedy, a field men had previously dominated.

    Fanny Brice.

  • The lawyer who drew up his will on more than one occasion was a man called Brice -- like his client, eminently respectable.

    Birds of Prey

  • "Brice," said the General, returning his salute, "been celebrating this glorious Fourth with some of our Rebel friends?"

    The Crisis — Volume 07

  • "Brice," she appealed, after a moment, "do you think I had been saying anything to set him against her?"

    The Story of a Play A Novel

  • The problems along Rt. 23 are similar to what Columbus police routinely see in heavily traveled commercial areas, such as Brice and Sawmill roads.

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