Dorcas

noun
Dor·​cas | \ ˈdȯr-kəs How to pronounce Dorcas (audio) \

Definition of Dorcas

: a Christian woman of New Testament times who made clothing for the poor

First Known Use of Dorcas

1553, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Dorcas

Greek Dorkas

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