Definitions

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  • proper noun A female given name.

Etymologies

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American back-formation from Marlene, first used in the 1930s.

Examples

  • Marla is often shown painting, or more accurately smearing paint around into a mass of brown goo the way an average kid would.

    Weekly Mishmash: February 28-March 6 : Scrubbles.net

  • Marla is often shown painting, or more accurately smearing paint around into a mass of brown goo the way an average kid would.

    2010 March : Scrubbles.net

  • For those Dragonlance fans out there, Marla is like a female version of Raistlin Majere, complete with deadly magical artifacts and a whole lot moral relativism.

    Blood Engines

  • Joining Marla is Rondeau, her sidekick, who happens to be a millenia-old psychic parasite, possibly from another dimension, who took over the body of a street kid years ago.

    Blood Engines

  • I called Marla, and we arranged to meet at the cafe.

    Heavenly Blue Morning Glory

  • Bar-Lev's film creates a fourth act which re-examines the family's role in Marla's comeback, while reviewing her career in news footage.

    GreenCine Daily: Park City Dispatch. 11.

  • An arts editor for the New York Times explains that Marla is "an innocent," and that's what makes her work popular.

    GreenCine Daily: Sundance. My Kid Could Paint That.

  • Marla is very careful not to put face shots in her blog, but Nate is everywhere on mine.

    Posting Paranoia

  • I called Marla for a raincheck and gave Nate some Tylenol.

    Aaack!

  • I call Marla from my Seattle motel room to ask if we've ever done it.

    Fight Club

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