Definitions

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  • proper n. An English placename.
  • proper n. A habitational surname. (More often spelled Haley).
  • proper n. A male given name transferred from the surname; rare compared to the female name.
  • proper n. A female given name transferred from the surname. Popular in the UK in the 1970s and the 1980s.

Etymologies

Localities in England, Old English hēg ("hay") + lēah ("wood, clearing") (Wiktionary)

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