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  1. wendynoun

    A wuss; someone who is particularly cowardly.

    Toughen up, you big wendy.

  2. Wendynoun

    A female given name originating as a coinage.

    "What's your name?" he asked. "Wendy Moira Angela Darling," she replied with some satisfaction. "What is your name?" "Peter Pan."

  3. Etymology: From a character in J.M. Barrie's book, Peter Pan (1904); the author explained that he got it from Fwendy-Wendy ("friend"), a nickname given to him by a child.


  1. Wendy

    Wendy is a given name now generally given to girls in English-speaking countries. In Britain, Wendy appeared as a masculine name in a parish record in 1615. It was also used as a surname in Britain from at least the 17th century. Its popularity in Britain as a feminine name is owed to the character Wendy Darling from the 1904 play Peter Pan and its 1911 novelisation Peter and Wendy by J. M. Barrie. Its popularity reached a peak in the 1960s, and subsequently declined. The name was inspired by young Margaret Henley, daughter of Barrie's poet friend W. E. Henley. With the common childhood difficulty pronouncing Rs, Margaret reportedly used to call him "my fwiendy-wendy".In Germany after 1986, the name Wendy became popular because it is the name of a magazine (targeted specifically at young girls) about horses and horse riding.


  1. Wendy

    "Wendy" is a song written by Brian Wilson and Mike Love for the American rock band The Beach Boys. It was released on their 1964 album All Summer Long. It was also featured on their EP, Four by The Beach Boys. "Wendy" peaked at No. 44 on the Billboard Hot 100, at No. 36 in Germany and at No. 5 in Switzerland in July 1967 when it was nominally the B-side of "Good Vibrations" -- as it was everywhere outside the US. In regional North American charts it made the top ten in Washington DC, Louisville, Vancouver, Minneapolis, Denver, and Tucson; top twenty in Toronto, San Francisco, San Diego, Miami, Columbus, and Cincinnati. The opening has an ominous feel to it and a cough is audible during the song's middle eight. The song was originally credited to just Wilson. Mike Love's name was added as a result of a lawsuit filed by him against Wilson in the 1990s. The song was also covered by influential American punk band The Descendents on their Enjoy! album and their live album Liveage!

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

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    Rank popularity for the word 'Wendy' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3244

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wendy in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wendy in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Wendy in a Sentence

  1. Wendy Williams:

    Then back in the fall or maybe around July of last year, I started feeling weird in the head but I’m thinking, ‘OK, this is maybe a casualty of menopause or we were ramping up for season nine of the ‘Wendy Show.’ So, it wasn’t until I passed out on my own show [in October] that … Anyway, life has completely changed.

  2. New Hampshire:

    Upon this being brought to my attention, I reached out to the Division of Motor Vehicles and strongly urged them to allow Wendy to keep the license plate she has had for the last 15 years, i recently left a message on her phone to share the good news that her plate will not be recalled.

  3. Blair Payne:

    They just don't make them any better than Young and Wendy, he was great with his kids. There is absolutely no way that this was anything other than just a horrendous accident.

  4. Katie Hobbs:

    I don't remember the timeline or how many times this happened, but when we didn't give Talonya Adams the answer that Talonya Adams wanted, Talonya Adams went to -- directly to... Wendy( Baldo) or the Arizona Senate president, even after being redirected( to Winkler) multiple times.

  5. Wendy Williams:

    I said, But I can do it even with no audience.I dont even have to have the staffers there because I did that for two days. But they said, No. We need to have you home, indefinitely. There will be no more Wendy or any of the other people for a period of time.

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