Variant of tarry
intransitive verbtarried, tarrying
- to delay, linger, be tardy, etc.
- to stay for a time, esp. longer than originally intended; remain temporarily
- to wait
Origin of tarryMiddle 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
Archaic to wait for
Now Rare a sojourn; stay