chris·tie | \ ˈkris-tē \
variants: or christy
plural christies

Definition of christie 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: 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


biographical name
Chris·tie | \ ˈkri-stē \

Definition of Christie (Entry 2 of 2)

Dame Agatha 1890–1976 née Miller English writer

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Under Christie’s plan, the lottery would become property of the pension system for 30 years. Geoff Mulvihill, The Seattle Times, "Christie plan to link lottery, pensions goes to NJ lawmakers," 13 June 2017 Christie led the Wildcats in innings pitched on the season with 83. Sam Brief,, "College notes: Eastern Illinois' Jimmy Govern named all-conference," 8 June 2017 Christie later became the governor of the state, then a presidential candidate, and finally, a top Trump adviser. Helin Jung, Cosmopolitan, "Who Is Jared Kushner? 20 Things You Need to Know About Donald Trump's Son-in-Law.," 27 May 2017 One Tick Tock customer snagged a selfie with the New York governor, though Christie is nowhere to be seen. Jen Kirby, Daily Intelligencer, "Christie and Cuomo Have Discreet Breakfast Meeting at New Jersey Diner," 8 May 2017 The artworks that brought in the huge sums at Christie’s were being de-accessioned by the Fujita Museum in Osaka, Japan. Graham Bowley, New York Times, "Surprising Sale at Christie’s Lifts Asia Week New York," 21 Mar. 2017 Christie's popularity in the state is at a historic low. Chris Cillizza, CNN, "Is the Christie sunbathing story the craziest thing in the state's crazy political history?," 3 July 2017 The images were taken before Christie headed to Trenton to hold a news conference — about the government shutdown. Fox News, "Chris Christie: Cameras catch NJ gov lounging on closed beach during budget impasse," 2 July 2017 The new portrait offers fans a first look at Christie in character with her helmet off. Annie Leibovitz,, "See the Cast of Star Wars: The Last Jedi on Four Exclusive Vanity Fair Covers," 23 May 2017

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First Known Use of christie


1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for christie


by shortening & alteration from christiania

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