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From Old French Lucie, from Lucia, name of a Sicilian martyr, from the Latin feminine form of the Roman praenomen Lucius, from lux ‎(light).

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Lucy

  1. A female given name.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene: V:iv:9:
      Then did my younger brother Amidas / Love that same other Damzell, Lucy bright,/ To whom but little dowre allotted was;/ Her vertue was the dowre, that did delight.
    • 1798 William Wordsworth: She Dwelt among the Untrodden Ways:
      She lived unknown, and few would know / When Lucy ceased to be;/ But she is in her grave, and, oh,/ The difference to me!
    • 1830 Mary Russell Mitford, Our Village: Fourth Series: Cottage Names:
      But certainly there are some names which seem to belong to particular classes of character, to form the mind and even influence the destiny: Louisa, now; - is not your Louisa necessarily a die-away damsel, who reads novels, and holds her head on one side, languishing and given to love! Is not Lucy a pretty soubrette, a wearer of cast gowns and cast smiles, smart and coquettish!
    • 2009 Dora Raymond, Aunt Dora's Legacy, AuthorHouse, ISBN 1438980663, page 19 ( Lucy Who ):
      Now we'll just use a fiction name / Lucy that sounds nice / A name we can remember / Without repeating twice / / My name is so old fashioned / And they are very few / But some will have a puzzled look / And whisper Lucy who?
  2. A surname derived from place names in Normandy based on a male personal name, from Latin Lucius.
  3. The partial skeleton of a female Australopithecus afarensis, an early ancestor of human beings.
  4. (slang) The drug LSD.
    • Dick Cavett
      The last time I made moocah, or dug sweet Lucy, was with Janis Joplin, who gave me one that must have been rolled by Montezuma himself. I saw my thoughts in clear letters, and they both felt and looked like a double strike on a coin []
    • 1984, Lynne Reid Banks, The Warning Bell (page 302)
      Tanya shook her head slowly. 'We married to fill out the missing bits of ourselves. That doesn't have to be a bad reason. But you see, I'd been "in it". The contrast between that infernal blaze of feeling and keep-the-home-fires burning was just too much. It's why one mustn't start taking Lucy.' Lucy was the current slang for LSD.

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