• enPR: krĭsʹtəfər, IPA: /ˈkɹɪs.tə.fə(ɹ)/
Proper noun
  1. A male given name.
    • 1594 William Shakespeare: The Taming of the Shrew: Induction, Scene II:
      Am not I Christopher Sly, old Sly's son, of Burtonheath; by birth a pedlar, by education a card-maker, by transmutation a bear-herd, and now by present profession a tinker?
    • 1934 Dorothy Sayers, The Nine Tailors:
      - - - a baby, which also happened to fall due, was baptized "Paul" ( for the church ) "Christopher" ( because St. Christopher had to do with rivers and ferries ), the Rector strenuously resisting the parents' desire to call it "Van Weyden Flood".
  2. Surname
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