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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of the British Women's Royal Naval Service.
  • Christopher,English architect who designed more than 50 London churches, most notably Saint Paul's Cathedral (1675–1710). His secular works include the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford (1669) and Trinity College Library in Cambridge (1695).

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  • proper noun A surname.
  • proper noun Sir Christopher Wren, English architect
  • proper noun rare A male or female given name from the noun wren.
  • noun UK, informal A female member of the Royal Navy (a member of the WRNS)

Etymologies

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Originally a nickname from Middle English wrenne ("wren").

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From the similarity to WRNS, influenced by wrens (birds).

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