Cres·​si·​da ˈkre-sə-də How to pronounce Cressida (audio)
: a Trojan woman of medieval legend who pledges herself to Troilus but while a captive of the Greeks gives herself to Diomedes

Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Cressida was in the 14th century

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“Cressida.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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