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  1. bettynoun

    An attractive woman; a babe. (Confer w:Betty Page and w:Betty Rubble.)

  2. Bettynoun

    A diminutive of the female given name Elizabeth.

    People in the last century weren't afraid of homely names; now we are all so smart and fine: no more "Lady Bettys" now.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Bettynoun

    An instrument to break open doors.

    Etymology: probably a cant word, without etymology.

    Record the stratagems, the arduous exploits, and the nocturnal scalades of needy heroes, describing the powerful betty, or the artful picklock. John Arbuthnot, History of J. Bull.


  1. Betty

    Betty or Bettie is a name, a common diminutive for the names Bethany and Elizabeth. In Latin America, it is also a common diminutive for the given name Beatriz, the Spanish and Portuguese form of the Latin name Beatrix and the English name Beatrice. In the 17th and 18th centuries, it was more often a diminutive of Bethia.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bettynoun

    a short bar used by thieves to wrench doors open

  2. Bettynoun

    a name of contempt given to a man who interferes with the duties of women in a household, or who occupies himself with womanish matters

  3. Bettynoun

    a pear-shaped bottle covered round with straw, in which olive oil is sometimes brought from Italy; -- called by chemists a Florence flask


  1. Betty

    Betty is the third album by Helmet, released in 1994 on Interscope. The album was highly anticipated by both music critics and fans as a result of the band's success with the previous album, Meantime. Rob Echeverria replaced Peter Mengede on guitar. Despite being Helmet's highest charting album in the U.S., Betty was not as successful as Meantime but received almost unanimously favorable reviews from critics. After recording and touring in support of the album, Echeverria left Helmet in 1995 to join Biohazard; however, his departure was more amicable than Mengede's. Prior to Betty's release in June 1994, the album's biggest hit, "Milquetoast," appeared in alternate form on The Crow soundtrack as "Milktoast." Its video was in regular rotation on MTV, and videos for "Wilma's Rainbow" and "Biscuits For Smut" were also released.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Betty

    bet′ti, n. a man who troubles himself with the women's work in a household: a slang name for a burglar's jemmy or jenny. [Betty, Bet, familiar abbrev. of Elizabeth.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. betty

    A machine used for forcing open gates or doors. See Petard.

Suggested Resources

  1. betty

    Song lyrics by betty -- Explore a large variety of song lyrics performed by betty on the Lyrics.com website.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. BETTY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Betty is ranked #18694 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Betty surname appeared 1,470 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Betty.

    73.2% or 1,077 total occurrences were White.
    20.5% or 302 total occurrences were Black.
    3.2% or 47 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.4% or 21 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.9% or 14 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.6% or 9 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Betty' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4132

Anagrams for Betty »

  1. TBYTE

  2. tbyte

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Betty in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Betty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Betty in a Sentence

  1. Vicki Lawrence:

    Show business can be so disappointing when you meet people, but Betty was such a lovely lady, and I loved hearing her talk about early, early Hollywood, i was reading the other day, when she first started on television, there were only a thousand people in LA that had a TV. Like, holy s ---, that’s just insane ! CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR OUR ENTERTAINMENT NEWSLETTER.

  2. So I Married an Axe Murderer:

    Charlie Woman... woe-man... whoooa-man. She was a thief, you got to believe, she stole my heart and my cat. Judy, Betty, Josie and those hot Pussycats... they made me horny, on Saturday morning... girls of cartoo-ins will leave me in ruins... I want to to be Betty's Barney. Jane... get me off this crazy thing... called love.

  3. Vicki Lawrence:

    I texted Carol Burnett and said, ‘ This just sucks. I hate this. It’s just horrible to see the people you love so much go away, ’ carol Burnett wrote back and said, ‘ I know, I know. I spoke to Betty’s assistant, who was with her when she passed, and she said the very last word out of her mouth was ‘ Allen Ludden,'.

  4. Vicki Lawrence:

    I texted Carol and said, ‘ This just sucks. I hate this. It’s just horrible to see the people you love so much go away, ’ carol wrote back and said, ‘ I know, I know. I spoke to Betty’s assistant, who was with her when she passed, and she said the very last word out of her mouth was ‘ Allen Ludden,'.

  5. Fox News:

    Whatever really happened with Melania, I genuinely hope it doesn’t come out that Donald hurts her. One because that’s bad, and two then we couldn’t make fun of her anymore. We’d have to make her into this brave feminist icon and I don’t wanna do that! i like making fun of Melania because she’s a bad first lady. She’s one of the worst we’ve ever had. I haven’t seen someone phone in this whole first lady thing since Betty Ford was still drinking.

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