Definitions

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  • proper n. A female given name.

Etymologies

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Borrowed from French Chantal in the 1960s, from the surname of a French saint Jeanne de Chantal, actually a Baroness of Chantal, a place name in France from Old Provençal cantal ("stone, stony place").

Examples

  • All Victor Carl knows is that he’s just woken up with his suit in tatters, his socks missing, and a stinging pain in his chest thanks to a new tattoo he doesn’t remember getting: a heart inscribed with the name Chantal Adair.

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  • He spent his teenage years corrupting his younger brother, encouraging him to take a bite out of a French exchange student called Chantal Feuillade, a girl they hated and fancied in equal measure.

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  • She even called Chantal, told her what was going on.

    Love and Death

  • The horrified expression Chantal had maintained for the past few seconds shifted into a smile.

    The Clog

  • We were out at this club last night called Chantal's House of Shame to shoot stuff.

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  • "Chantal," he whispered, "in my fantasy, this was going to be slow and gentle."

    Cold Noses Warm Kisses

  • "Chantal," he said quietly, the way he spoke her name making her pulse leap, "first let's talk about this past week, okay?"

    Cold Noses Warm Kisses

  • "Chantal," he finally said, "about your coming out here today ... something unexpected's come up."

    Cold Noses Warm Kisses

  • "Chantal," he murmured sleepily, starting to cuddle her in beside him.

    Cold Noses Warm Kisses

  • "Chantal," he said, shaking his head, "I don't know what we're doing here.

    Cold Noses Warm Kisses

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