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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Christie, Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa 1890-1976. British writer of more than 70 detective novels, including The Murder of Roger Ackroyd (1926), and And Then There Were None (1940). She also wrote plays, including The Mousetrap (1952) and Witness for the Prosecution (1954).

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  • proper n. A diminutive of the female given name Christine and of its variant forms; fairly common as a formal female given name in the 20th century.
  • proper n. A mostly Scottish and Irish diminutive of the male given name Christopher.
  • proper n. A patronymic surname derived from Christopher or Christian.

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  • n. prolific English writer of detective stories (1890-1976)

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