Definitions

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  • n. An annual award given for effective marketing.
  • proper n. A diminutive of the Greek female given name Euphemia, also used as a formal given name in the 19th century.
  • proper n. A diminutive of the Greek female given names Eftychia or Euthemia.

Etymologies

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Diminutive with -ie.

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From effective marketing.

Examples

  • Effie is the latest in a line of witches who have looked out for Whitby for generations.

    In praise of Brenda and Effie

  • The tale appeared among articles about the training methods of U.S. Marines, the wartime rubber shortage, the building of the Trans-Alaskan Highway, and human interest stories about a fencing schoolmistress called Beulah Bunny, and a girl called Effie who found satisfaction working as a female riveter.

    Storyteller

  • In 1856 a new steamboat called the Effie Afton rammed into a pier of the Rock Island Bridge, caught fire, went down, and left part of the bridge burning.

    The Great Bridge

  • The patients liked to call Effie to smooth their sheets, to turn their pillows, to give them their drinks.

    A Girl in Ten Thousand

  • Mrs. Staunton, standing in her nightdress in the middle of the room, called Effie in a shrill voice.

    A Girl in Ten Thousand

  • International News: Duo to produce 'Mission,' 'Effie' -- Brit producer Andrea Calderwood ( "The Last King of Scotland") has hitched her Slate Films to Simon Channing-Williams and Gail Egan's Potboiler Prods.

    ShowHype - Top Entertainment News, Videos, and Blogs

  • However, Wise's greatest contribution to American Journalism may not be The Israelite but rather his daughter, Iphigene "Effie" Wise, who married German Jewish immigrant Adolph Ochs in 1884.

    Tom Teicholz: A Little Respect (for Jewish Journalism)

  • 49, Leesport, (alias Effie Bachman) in flowered hats, huge glasses, outlandish wigs and colorful thrift-shop clothing, tottering near a Berks County church, school or civic organization near you.

    Berks county news

  • "Effie," he said, in a voice that was as hoarse as it was gentle.

    Buttered Side Down

  • "Effie," said her mother's voice at the door behind her, "will you ring for Giovanni, and tell him to bring me a cup of coffee in here?"

    Indian Summer

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