Definitions

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  • proper n. A surname.
  • proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname.

Etymologies

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From a Middle English diminutive of the female given name Emma.

Examples

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  • As a child my extended family visited in late summer the orchards of Emmett, ID to pick flats of pears, peaches, apricots, apples, cherries, and plums to put up ("can") in quart jars for the winter and following year. I learned much about provident living then.

    December 23, 2010