chris·​tie ˈkri-stē How to pronounce christie (audio)
variants or christy
plural christies
: a skiing turn used for altering the direction of hill descent or for stopping and executed usually at high speed by shifting the body weight forward and skidding into a turn with parallel skis

Word History


by shortening & alteration from christiania

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of christie was in 1925

Dictionary Entries Near christie

Cite this Entry

“Christie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Chris·​tie ˈkri-stē How to pronounce Christie (audio)
Dame Agatha 1890–1976 née Miller English writer
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