Barb

July 12, 2015 § Leave a comment

ORIGIN:
Shortened version of “Barbara“.

VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Babs, Barbara, Barbary, Barbera, Barbie, Barbra, Barby, Bobbie, Bobby, Varvara, Varvora, etc.

REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
Aunt Barb, Norm’s wife, considered by his family to be a “worthless gold-digger”, in Sleeping Arrangements, by Laura Cunningham (published 1989, set in the 1950s).

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