from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • See Josephine de Beauharnais.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. A female given name

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to Joseph II. of Austria, or to the ecclesiastical reforms which he introduced. See Josephinism.


French Joséphine, diminutive of Josèphe, feminine form of Joseph; made popular by the Empress of Napoleon. (Wiktionary)



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