"to fasten (a ship) in a particular location by or as by cables, anchors, etc.," late 15c., probably related to Old English mærels "mooring rope," via unrecorded *mærian "to moor," or possibly borrowed from Middle Low German moren or Middle Dutch maren "to moor," from West Germanic *mairojan. Related: Moored, mooring. French amarrer is from Dutch.
surname and masc. proper name, in some cases representing Maurice (common form Morice), or a nickname, Moorish, for one who is swarthy. As a style of furniture, wallpaper, etc., by 1874, in reference to poet and craftsman William Morris (1834-1896).
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