The skeletal remains of a female hominin, Australopithecus afarensis, found in Ethiopia in 1974 and dated at about 3 million years old. Lucy is the most complete australopith skeleton yet discovered, being about 40 percent intact.
(person, proper) A feminine name: var. Lucille, Lucinda; equiv. It. & Sp. Lucia.
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Origin of lucy
Medieval English vernacular form of Lucia, name of a Sicilian martyr, from the Latin feminine form of the Roman praenomenLucius, from lux "light".