- Tarried is defined as lingered or stayed about for longer than intended.
If you meant to leave your house at 5:00 PM but instead you delayed and hung around until 8:00 PM, this is an example of when you tarried.
Variant of tarry
- to delay, linger, be tardy, etc.
- to stay for a time, esp. longer than originally intended; remain temporarily
- to wait
Origin: Middle English tarien, to delay, vex, hinder from Old English tergan, to vex, provoke, probably influenced, influence by Middle English targen, to retard from Old French targer from Vulgar Latin an unverified form tardicare from Classical Latin tardare, to delay from tardus, slow from source tardy
- tarrier noun
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