Definitions

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  • proper n. A female given name, popular in the middle of the 20th century.
  • proper n. A male given name.

Etymologies

Shortened from Caroline. Associated by folk etymology with the English noun carol. (Wiktionary)
Shortened from Latin Carolus; also an Anglicization of Romanian Carol , or Polish or Slovak Karol, all cognates of the English Charles. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • (BEGIN AUDIO CLIP) NOAH GOTBAUM, CAROL ANN GOTBAUM'S HUSBAND: If the airline or the police authority had treated Carol with some modicum of sensitivity and grace, or one single person at that airport had put an arm around her shoulder, sat her down, and given her some protection, she might still be with us today.

    CNN Transcript Oct 10, 2007

  • DOUG MULLER, BROTHER-IN-LAW OF CAROL ANNE GOTBAUM: Carol was emotionally and just totally distraught and broken.

    CNN Transcript Oct 13, 2007

  • DOUG MULLER, BROTHER-IN-LAW OF CAROL GOTBAUM: What I think is that Carol must have been so desperate, so desperate.

    CNN Transcript Oct 12, 2007

  • Produced by Destination Funny, The Global ComedyFest is presenting a line up of talent which includes a partnership with the VSO for an exclusive evening of "LAUGHTER AND REFLECTION WITH CAROL BURNETT" - A Conversation with Carol where the Audience Asks the Questions.

    BC Bloggers

  • PRES.DENT CLINTON NAMES.CAROL MOS.LEY-BRAUN FOR U.S. AMBAS.ADOR TO NEW ZEALAND The President today announced his intent to nominate Carol

    Carol Moseley Braun Named Us Ambassador To New Zealand

  • : or internet .. 21: 21: 30 mrsdurff: Carol is making EdTech history 21: 21: 37 lorna: Nice to here the excitement 21: 21: 41 lorna: hear 21: 21: 55 mrsdurff: awwww 21: 22: 56 Sheila: @Carol, we hear you all, although people in the chat room are on a delay.

    EdTechTalk

  • To help make their case, prosecutors had an F.B.I. agent testify that Ms. Greig always paid the couple's $1,165 monthly rent in cash, using the alias Carol Gasko.

    NYT > Home Page

  • I found a quote in Carol Shields 'biography of Jane Austen that may apply: ...

    A Conversation with Elinor Lipman

  • Carol is to sing in church on Christmas, but days before the event, she loses her voice.

    Brady Bunch Minisode – The Voice Of Christmas - The Retroist

  • Carol is so repressed that when she peers into the mirror after having a perm, it's not her eyes that tear up.

    Julianne Moore: 'I'm going to cry. Sorry'

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