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a. (context gay slang English) heterosexual. alt. (context gay slang English) A heterosexual. n. (context gay slang English) A heterosexual.


Hetty or Hettie is a female first name, often a diminutive form ( hypocorism) of Henrietta. It may refer to:


  • Hetty Balkenende (born 1939), Dutch former freestyle and synchronized swimmer
  • Henrietta Hetty Baynes (born 1956), English actress
  • Hetty Burlingame Beatty (1907–1971), American sculptor, children's author, and illustrator
  • Hetty Cary (1836-1892), a noted beauty of the Confederacy and one of the makers of the Confederate battle flag
  • Henrietta Hetty Green (1834-1916), American businesswoman and notorious miser
  • Hetty Goldman (1881-1972), American archaeologist, the first woman faculty member at the Institute for Advanced Study
  • Hetty Johnston (born 1958), Australian child protection activist and founder of the Bravehearts children's charity
  • Hettie Jones (born 1934), American poet and writer
  • Hetty King (1883-1972), stage name of English music hall entertainer Winifred Emms
  • (born 1942), illustrator

  • Hettie MacDonald, British film, theatre and television director
  • Hetty Perkins (1900–1979), elder of the Arrernte people of Central Australia
  • Henrietta Hetty Tayler (1869-1951), British historical writer
  • Hetty Verolme (born 1930),Belgian-born Australian writer and Holocaust survivor

Fictional characters:

  • Hetty Sorrel, a major character in George Eliot's novel Adam Bede
  • Henrietta "Hetty" King, a major character in the television show Road to Avonlea
  • Henrietta "Hetty" Lange, from the American television show NCIS: Los Angeles
  • Hetty Wainthropp, heroine of the British television series Hetty Wainthropp Investigates
  • Henrietta "Hettie" Hubble, the heroine of The New Worst Witch, a sequel television series of The Worst Witch
  • Hettie, a nanny in the 1975 comedy film One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing

Usage examples of "hetty".

Peter and Hetty were disposed to linger until Polly reassured them with a pale smile.

She could hardly deny that Hetty had behaved very foolishly, flirting with any titled and personable man who had shown her attention and treating Peter in a most offhand way.

There was a protective element in his behaviour towards Hetty that was very obvious and must surely augur well for their future relationship.

If anyone would know what was the matter with Hetty, it would be Lucille.

Polly, established with her easel in the shelter of a group of trees, watched as Peter and Hetty, and the rest of their party, strolled away down the beach in the direction of the small huddle of houses which constituted Shingle Street.

The cries of children reached her faintly from the cottages where Miss Dit ton was no doubt exercising her patronage, and she could just see Peter and Hetty in the distance, wandering hand in hand along the shore, engrossed in each other.

She welcomed Miss Dit ton and her brother coolly, Hetty with more warmth and Peter with almost as much enthusiasm as she had shown Henry, who was now lounging before the fireplace watching with amusement.

Her ladyship was now telling an enthralled Hetty about some of her experiences at Drury Lane Theatre.

Peter, smiling with genial cheer, ushered Hetty into the hall, where Gaston fussed about taking her scarf and coat.

For a moment Polly had the horrible thought that Hetty might not wish to marry Peter and that that was what was making her so unhappy.

Yet Hetty was gazing at Peter with the concentrated regard that was surely a sign of love rather than dislike, and was clutching his hand as though her life depended on it.

The orchestra struck up for the first dance and Peter swept Hetty on to the floor, opening the dancing since Nicholas had chosen to sit out with Lucille.

Polly, for he too was watching Hetty Mark ham with a peculiar, brooding intensity.

She looked at Hetty Mark ham and found herself trembling on the very edge of exposure.

The Dowager Countess and Sir Godfrey both looked as though they were about to pop with the effort of remaining silent, whilst Peter and Hetty looked both distressed and embarrassed.