morris

noun

mor·​ris ˈmȯr-əs How to pronounce morris (audio)
ˈmär-
: a vigorous English dance traditionally performed by men wearing costumes and bells

Word History

Etymology

Middle English moreys daunce, from moreys Moorish (from More Moor) + daunce dance

First Known Use

1503, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of morris was in 1503

Dictionary Entries Near morris

Cite this Entry

“Morris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/morris. Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

Kids Definition

morris

noun
mor·​ris ˈmȯr-əs How to pronounce morris (audio)
ˈmär-
: a vigorous English dance traditionally performed by men wearing costumes and bells
Etymology

Middle English moreys "Moorish"

Biographical Definition

Morris 1 of 4

biographical name (1)

Mor·​ris ˈmȯr-əs How to pronounce Morris (audio)
ˈmär-
Gou*ver*neur ˌgə-vər-ˈnir How to pronounce Morris (audio)
ˌgə-və-
1752–1816 American statesman and diplomat

Morris

2 of 4

biographical name (2)

Mark 1956–     American choreographer

Morris

3 of 4

biographical name (3)

Robert 1734–1806 American financier and statesman

Morris

4 of 4

biographical name (4)

William 1834–1896 English poet, artist, and socialist

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