morris

noun
mor·​ris | \ ˈmȯr-əs How to pronounce morris (audio) , ˈmär- \

Definition of morris

 (Entry 1 of 5)

: a vigorous English dance traditionally performed by men wearing costumes and bells

Morris

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Mor·​ris | \ ˈmȯr-əs How to pronounce Morris (audio) , ˈmär- \

Definition of Morris (Entry 2 of 5)

Gou*ver*neur \ ˌgə-​vər-​ˈnir How to pronounce Morris (audio) , ˌgə-​və-​ \ 1752–1816 American statesman and diplomat

Morris

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Definition of Morris (Entry 3 of 5)

Mark 1956–     American choreographer

Morris

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Definition of Morris (Entry 4 of 5)

Robert 1734–1806 American financier and statesman

Morris

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Definition of Morris (Entry 5 of 5)

William 1834–1896 English poet, artist, and socialist

First Known Use of morris

Noun

1503, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for morris

Noun

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

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“Morris.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/morris. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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