Betsy
Betsy fem. pet name, a diminutive of Bet, itself short for Elizabet or ELIZABETH (Cf. Elizabeth). Betsy as the typical a pet name for a favorite firearm is attested in Amer.Eng. by 1856 (Cf. Brown Bess, by 1785, British army slang for the old flintlock musket).

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  • Betsy — is an English name for females, used as a nickname for Elizabeth. It is also a surname. Famous uses or users of Betsy include:*Betsy McCaughey *Betsy Tacy *Betsy Boze *Betsy Clifford *Betsy McLaughlin *Betsy Joslyn *Betsy Holden *Hurricane Betsy… …   Wikipedia

  • Betsy — ist ein weiblicher Vorname Herkunft und Bedeutung Betsy ist eine (vor allem englische) Kurzform für Elisabeth.[1] Bekannte Namensträgerinnen Betsy Blair, US amerikanische Schauspielerin (1923–2009) Betsy Brantley, US amerikanische Schauspielerin… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Betsy — Betsy, so v.w. Elisabeth …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Betsy — f English: pet form of ELIZABETH (SEE Elizabeth), a cross between Betty (see BET (SEE Bet)) and Bessie (see BESS (SEE Bess)) …   First names dictionary

  • Betsy — [bet′sē] n. a feminine name: see ELIZABETH1 …   English World dictionary

  • Betsy — noun A diminutive form of the female given name Elizabeth. No one ever called Elizabeth Tannenbaum stunning, but most men found her attractive. Hardly anyone called her Elizabeth, either. An Elizabeth was regal, cool, an eyecatching beauty. A… …   Wiktionary

  • Betsy — I. /ˈbɛtsi/ (say betsee) noun US Colloquial (a popular name for one s favourite gun.) {US (early 1850s) II. /ˈbɛtsi/ (say betsee) phrase heavens to Betsy, Colloquial (an exclamation of surprise, alarm, etc.) {US (1910s); origin unknown} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Betsy — /bet see/, n. a female given name, form of Elizabeth. Also, Betsey, Betsi. * * * …   Universalium

  • Betsy — englische Koseform von → Elisabeth (Bedeutung: mein Gott ist vollkommen) …   Deutsch namen

  • Betsy — Provenance. Diminutif anglo saxon d Elisabeth. Vient de l hébreu elîsaba Signifie : Dieu est plénitude . Se fête le 17 novembre. Histoire. Fille d André II, roi de Hongrie, Elisabeth est mariée à Louis IV, duc de Thuringe, en 1222. Un amour… …   Dictionnaire des prénoms français, arabes et bretons

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