Floss

August 7, 2014 § 1 Comment

ORIGIN:
Shortened form of “Flossie” / “Flossy”, diminutive of “Florence“.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Flo, Floella, Flora, Floris, Florrie, Florry, Flossie, Flossy, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Floss (Florence) Ellery, a rather snobbish and conceited young lady in “Water Lilies” from A Garland for Girls, by Louisa May Alcott, 1887.

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