A generic term for an attractive woman.

Name for a girl who engages in some sort of boardsport. Somewhat derogatory/condescending.

Skate betty
Surf betty

n. any female rider.

From the Dictionary of Mountain Bike Slang

In pro-anorexic circles this is now another "code name" or rather, cute pet name for bulimia.

i.e. Anorexia ana, Bulimia betty.

Bulimia is also known as 'mia'. Original.

A pop/rock/alternative band from NYC. Known for their a cappella-style singing and strong lesbian following.

Current lineup:
Elizabeth Ziff: vocals/guitar
Amy Ziff: vocals/cello
Alyson Palmer: vocals/bass
Tony Salvatore: lead guitar
Mino Gori: drums

Amy and Elizabeth (they're sisters) met with Alyson in the mid-late 80s and first performed at a birthday party for the owner of the 9:30 Club in DC. They grew quickly after being cast as the house band for HBO's "Encyclopedia" and moved to New York in 1987. In 1995, they added Tony (Alyson's longtime boyfriend) and started going playing with various drummers. Mino has signed on most recently.

Hello, Betty (1992)
Carnival (2000)

Website at www.hellobetty.com

Bet"ty (?), n.

1. [Supposed to be a cant word, from Betty, for Elizabeth, as such an instrument is also called Bess (i. e., Elizabeth) in the Canting Dictionary of 1725, and Jenny (i. e., Jane).]

A short bar used by thieves to wrench doors open.

[Written also bettee.]

The powerful betty, or the artful picklock. Arbuthnot.

2. [Betty, nickname for Elizabeth.]

A name of contempt given to a man who interferes with the duties of women in a household, or who occupies himself with womanish matters.


A pear-shaped bottle covered round with straw, in which olive oil is sometimes brought from Italy; -- called by chemists a Florence flask.

[U. S.]



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