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  • proper n. A diminutive of the female given names Frances and Francine.

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Examples

  • The term Francie used was a colloquialism generally associated with levity, but her face, as she spoke, was none the less deeply seriou -- serious even to pain.

    The Reverberator

  • The dearest book of my childhood, Betty Smith's A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, includes Francie's first period, but again, the novel's no upper: shortly after first blood Francie is assaulted by a pervert in a tenement hallway.

    Are You There God? It's Me, Monica

  • Now your little girlie girl can be active and do all the cartwheels and climbing she wants with out worrying about showing their underwear (hence the name Francie Pants, after the song, "I see London, I see France, I see your underpants!").

    Blogtimore, Hon

  • Durant said Francis Wood - whom she called "Francie" - returned to her native Middletown from Texas last year to be closer to her family.

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  • Durant said Francis Wood -- whom she called "Francie" -- returned to her native Middletown from Texas last year to be closer to her family.

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  • Francis Wood - known by some as "Francie" - returned to her native Middletown from Texas last year to be closer to her family, said Durant, the preschool director.

    FOXNews.com

  • His mother Rose Notarantonio (52) said her son-known as Francie-managed to phone her on his mobile despite being injured.

    Belfasttelegraph.co.uk - Frontpage RSS Feed

  • What he would do with it then, with his sisters dead and himself dead, was often mockingly queried by free spirits such as Francie, Euphemia, or young Nicholas 'second, Christopher, whose spirit was so free that he had actually said he was going on the stage.

    The Forsyte Saga, Volume II. Indian Summer of a Forsyte In Chancery

  • Durant said Francis Wood _ whom she called "Francie" _ returned to her native Middletown from Texas last year to be closer to her family.

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  • Francis Wood _ known by some as "Francie" _ returned to her native Middletown from Texas last year to be closer to her family, said Durant, the preschool director.

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