Definitions

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  • proper n. An Anglicised spelling of the German given name Hänsel. English equivalent: Johnny.
  • proper n. A fictional character in the German fairy tale Hansel and Gretel, originally Hänsel und Gretel as adapted by Giambattista Basile and more recently the brothers Grimm.

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Examples

  • "I remember very early on being the good fairy in Hansel and Gretel and having to sing a solo, which was humiliating."

    Michelle Obama Dishes On Playing The Good Fairy In 'Hansel & Gretel', Jamming With Carla Bruni (PHOTO)

  • There's one called the Hansel and Gretel house, with scenes from Grimm's Fairy Tales decorating the façade, and Biblical scenes of trompe l'oeil that will have you rubbing your eyes.

    Evening Standard - Home

  • On another point in the review - the adults in the audience nattering away through the orchestral episodes of 'Hansel' - I have to say I've never met ruder audiences than in New York.

    Joyeux noel!

  • The list includes an updated version of Little Red Riding Hood, two films based on the Snow White story, a movie of the old English fable Jack and the Beanstalk, a 3D Pinocchio, a version of Beauty and the Beast set in modern America called Beastly, and the unusually titled Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters.

    Hollywood wants Red Riding Hood and Snow White to weave a box office spell

  • We heard about this one, called Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters, for the first time back in April.

    Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters Gets a New Writer | /Film

  • I like the name Hansel, but isn't that a man's name? "

    DCist

  • Once upon a time there dwelt near a large wood a poor wood cutter, with his wife, and two children by his former marriage, a little boy called Hansel, and a girl named Grethel.

    My Book of Favorite Fairy Tales

  • ONCE upon a time there dwelt on the outskirts of a large forest a poor woodcutter with his wife and two children; the boy was called Hansel and the girl Grettel.

    Blue Fairy Book

  • Once upon a time there dwelt on the outskirts of a large forest a poor woodcutter with his wife and two children; the boy was called Hansel and the girl Grettel.

    The Blue Fairy Book

  • a poor woodcutter with his wife and two children; the boy was called Hansel and the girl Grettel.

    The Blue Fairy Book

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