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  • proper noun A diminutive of the female given name Adelaide, Adeline, Adrienne, Addison and of similar-sounding names.
  • proper noun A diminutive of the male given name Adam.
  • proper noun A patronymic surname, derived from the given name Adam


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  • Addy is the daughter of an actress and an artist who are both too self-absorbed to have any clue of how to be parents, so they hire Lou, recently arrived from the Caribbean island of St. Clair, to be her nanny.

    All the Finest Girls 2007

  • The young woman answering to "Addy" -- a sort of paroquet in a bright blue dress, with coral necklace and earrings, her hair set up in a huge bush -- looked as complacently lively and unrefined as her husband; and by a certain difference from the mother deepened in Deronda the unwelcome impression that the latter was not so utterly common a Jewess as to exclude her being the mother of Mirah.

    Daniel Deronda George Eliot 1849

  • Wow, "Addy" in Indy, if you're going to try and use Barack's nickname to be cute, why don't you try spelling it right ..

    Poll shows Clinton has better shot of beating McCain 2008

  • The year they released the "Addy" books, which are about a girl who escapes slavery, they were naturally concerned that their mostly-white readers wouldn't buy.

    This is why I don't have a blogroll. Or friends. Roger Sutton 2007

  • Out of interest, and an open question to anyone not just Ad 'Addy' Astra, but does the corporate motto of the RAF "Agile, Adaptable, Capable" meant to spell out "AAC" when abbreviated?

    Army Rumour Service 2010

  • College (PPCC) has simplified its online admissions process and has "Addy" to thank for it.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper 2010

  • 'Addy' as she is affectionately called by her peers and relatives, enjoys spending time with her family; her dad Desrick, mom Tisa Dixon and little sister Tashell.

    Cayman Net News Daily Headlines 2008

  • Stannis is the stern, no-nonsense brother of the former hard-partying King Robert Baratheon Mark Addy.

    Game of Thrones Casts Sorceress Melisandre and King Robert’s Brother, Stannis 2011

  • Mensah managed to thwart both Marcelo and Hulk with a single swashbuckling tackle in the 63rd minute and from the ensuing corner Adam Kwarasey blocked a shot from close-range before Lee Addy headed a follow-up header off the line.

    Brazil 1-0 Ghana | International friendly match report 2011

  • In fact, the siblings so rarely spend time together, Sansa doesn't even notice Arya's absence when the Lannister loyalists take the Stark family members prisoner following the death of King Robert Mark Addy.

    Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner: Sansa Has Been Manipulated by Joffrey 2011


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