from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- See Josephine de Beauharnais.
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- proper n. A female given name
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to Joseph II. of Austria, or to the ecclesiastical reforms which he introduced. See Josephinism.
French Joséphine, diminutive of Josèphe, feminine form of Joseph; made popular by the Empress of Napoleon. (Wiktionary)