designating or of an old folk dance formerly common in England, esp. on May Day, in which fancy costumes were worn, often those associated with characters in the Robin Hood legends
Origin of morris; from Middle English morys, Moorish
a masculine name: dim. Morrie, Morry
Origin of Morrisvariant, variety of Maurice
- Morris, Gouverneur 1752-1816; Am. statesman & diplomat
- Morris, Robert 1734-1806; Am. financier & patriot
- Morris, William 1834-96; Eng. poet, artist, craftsman, & socialist
An English folk dance in which a story is enacted by costumed dancers.
Origin of morrisMiddle English moreys (daunce), morris (dance), from moreys, Moorish, from Old French morois, from More, Moor; see Moor.
- (weaponry) A type of pike.
From Morris, the surname of its discoverer.
- An English and Scottish surname derived from the Norman given name Maurice.
- An Irish surname, anglicised from Ó Muirghis.
- A Welsh surname, anglicised from Meurig.
- A male given name, transferred from the surnames, or a spelling variant of Maurice.
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