Gretchen fem. proper name, German dim. of Greta, a German and Swedish pet form of MARGARET (Cf. Margaret). Somestimes used as a typical German female name, also sometimes in reference to the name of the simple girl seduced by Faust.

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  • Gretchen — ist ein weiblicher Vorname. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Herkunft und Bedeutung 2 Bekannte Namensträgerinnen 3 Fiktive Personen 4 Musik …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • gretchen — ● gretchen nom féminin (allemand Gretchen, de Grete, diminutif de Margarete, Marguerite) Familier. Type de jeune femme allemande. gretchen [gʀɛtʃɛn] n. f. ÉTYM. 1871, in D. D. L.; mot all., dimin. de Grete, abrév. de Margarete « Marguerite »,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Gretchen — est en allemand le diminutif du prénom Margarete (Marguerite) au même titre que Greta (voir Greta Garbo) ou Gretl (voir le Heimatfilm Dame Gretl). Différences de connotations Ce prénom a des connotations entièrement opposées en français et en… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • gretchen — (noun) Refers to any person outside of your circle of friends who basically you dont like for any reason at all. Gretch (adj.) displaying unattractive qualities that would never be seen amongst your friends. Gretchlet (noun) child gretchen. did… …   Dictionary of american slang

  • Gretchen — [grech′ən] n. [Ger, dim. of Margarete] a feminine name: see MARGARET …   English World dictionary

  • Gretchen — Maria Odete Brito de Miranda, known as Gretchen [ Gretchen Profile] . IMDb.] [ Gretchen negocia ensaio de nudez ao lado da filha Thammy] . Folha de… …   Wikipedia

  • Gretchen — 1. Es lebe Gretchen in der Küche. – Eiselein, 281; Wurzbach II, 153; Reinsberg VII, 11. Es gab vor Zeiten eine Art Becher, die man »⇨ Hänschenim Keller« (s.d.) und »Gretchen in der Küche« nannte, und welche die Einrichtung hatten, dass wenn man… …   Deutsches Sprichwörter-Lexikon

  • Gretchen — (n, adj) Used for a female who is constantly in bitch mode. Nagging, yelling, dominating, etc. Get off your Gretchen, sis. I m tired of hearing you yell about nothing …   Dictionary of american slang

  • Gretchen — /grech euhn/; Ger. /grddayt sheuhn/, n. a female given name, form of Margaret. * * * …   Universalium

  • Gretchen — noun a) of German origin; a pet form of Margaret. b) Heroine of the play Faust by Goethe …   Wiktionary

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