- uncut loops forming the pile of some fabrics
- cloth having a pile of such loops; esp., cotton cloth used for towelingalso terry cloth
Origin of terryprobably ; from French tiré, past participle of tirer, to draw ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form tirare
- a masculine name
- a feminine name: var. Terri
1848-1928; Eng. actress
- One of the uncut loops that form the pile of a fabric.
- A pile fabric, usually woven of cotton, with uncut loops on one or both sides, used for bath towels and robes. Also called terry cloth.
Origin of terryOrigin unknown.