Mallory definition

An English surname​. of Norman origin.
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A male given name transferred from the surname.
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A female given name transferred from the surname.
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(cryptography) Often the malicious party in examples of threat scenarios (synonym: Mallet). See Alice and Bob.
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Origin of mallory

  • From an Anglo-Norman nickname for an unfortunate person Maillorie, Malleorre, corresponding to the Old French adjective maleüré (unhappy, unlucky), from Old French noun maleür (unhappiness, bad luck), French malheur.

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