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Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

fem. proper name, originally a shortening of Henrietta.


Etta may refer to:

  • ETTA is an abbreviation for the English Table Tennis Association
  • Etta, The main graphic artist for the game "Uvora."

Usage examples of "etta".

Joel knew the Muskhogean language of the Chickasaw and Choctaw people, he still had difficulty when it was spoken rapidly, as Etta was doing now.

Years of patience and quite acceptance of verbal abuse had taught Etta many useful things about the pampered woman in the bedroom upstairs.

Riley was generous to a fault when it came to Etta, giving the Indian woman her many cast-off dresses, shoes, and undergarments.

According to gossip, Etta considered the frilly bloomers useless and burned them immediately.

Not so the taffeta petticoats, for Etta was said to like the sound they made as she walked, like leaves blowing in a gentle wind.

She looked at Etta and the rest of the group and saw their surprise at her outburst.

The boy was also expected to handle any blacksmithing tasks that might crop up and help Etta around the camp.

Sitting side-by-side on the high seat of the Conestoga, she and Etta Carter grinned at each other with uncontrolled excitement as they felt the wheels beneath them turn.

Alex Santini insisted on taking charge of George Miller, while Etta and Horace took little Adam into their wagon.

His wife, Etta, had died in 1934, not at the hands of goblins but from cancer.

That once your elation wore off, you cowered in your bed and trembled like a child while Etta was nursing Wintrow.

All at once she grew cold--cold as she had not been since the night she and Etta Brashear walked the streets of Cincinnati.

So after dinner I asked Etta if I could go outside and she said did I have homework and I said Spelling and bring leaves for art class, and she said Okay as long as you come in by dark.

Etta serves us stuffing, glazed carrots, mashed potatoes, and lemon curd, and we pass our plates to Daddy, who heaps them with turkey.

Etta thwaps the pillows with her hands and the twin impressions of our heads vanish.