See also: roe, RoE, ROE, roé, róe, , and

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Etymology 1Edit

From a Middle English nickname meaning a roe.

Proper nounEdit

Roe (plural Roes)

  1. A surname transferred from the nickname.
Usage notesEdit
  • This is often used as a pseudonymous surname, especially in legal proceedings.
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  • (English-language pseudonymous surname): Doe
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Proper nounEdit

Roe

  1. (US, law, US politics, informal) Ellipsis of Roe v. Wade, the 1973 US Supreme Court case which legalized abortion and reaffirmed the existence of a right to privacy under due process following the 14th Amendment.
    • 2022 July 12, Luke Vander Ploeg, “Can You Drive Alone in the H.O.V. Lane if You’re Pregnant? A Post-Roe Quandary.”, in The New York Times[1], ISSN 0362-4331:
      Ultimately, Ms. Bottone said she just wanted to know whether she could keep driving in the H.O.V. lane for the remainder of her pregnancy, as she said she had in her previous pregnancies, long before the overturning of Roe.
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Roe v. Wade was overturned in 2022 under Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization in a 5-4 decision to overturn Roe (with the remaining portion of the case won on a 6-3 basis). That decision also called into question the right to privacy.

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Etymology 2Edit

From Irish an Ró ("the roaring one").

Proper nounEdit

Roe (plural Roes)

  1. A river in Northern Ireland, County Londonderry.

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