WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
Chris•tie  (kristē),USA pronunciation n. (sometimes l.c.) [Skiing.]
  1. SportChristiania (def. 2).
  • 1915–20; by shortening; see -ie

Chris•tie  (kristē),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. BiographicalAgatha, 1891–1976, English novelist of detective fiction.
  2. a male given name, form of  Christopher. 
  3. a female given name, form of  Christine. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
Chris•ty  (kristē),USA pronunciation n., pl.  -ties.  (sometimes l.c.) [Skiing.]
  1. SportChristiania (def. 2).
  • by shortening

Chris•ty  (kristē),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. BiographicalEdwin P., 1815–62, U.S. minstrel-show performer and producer.
  2. Howard Chan•dler  (chandlər, chänd-),USA pronunciation 1873–1952, U.S. illustrator and painter.
  3. a male given name, form of  Christopher. 
  4. a female given name, form of  Christine. 


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Christie /ˈkrɪstɪ/ n
  1. Dame Agatha (Mary Clarissa). 1890–1976, British author of detective stories, many featuring Hercule Poirot, and several plays, including The Mousetrap (1952)
  2. John (Reginald Halliday). 1898–1953, British murderer. His trial influenced legislation regarding the death penalty after he was found guilty of a murder for which Timothy Evans had been hanged
  3. Linford (ˈlɪnfəd). born 1960, British athlete: Commonwealth (1990), Olympic (1992), World (1993), and European (1994) 100 metres gold medallist
  4. William (Lincoln). born 1944, French harpsichord player, organist, and conductor, born in the US; founder (1979) and director of the early-music group Les Arts Florissants



Christy, Christie /ˈkrɪstɪ/ n ( pl -ties)(sometimes not capital)
  1. a turn in which the body is swung sharply round with the skis parallel, originating in Norway and used for stopping, slowing down, or changing direction quickly
Etymology: 20th Century: shortened from Christiania



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