Terry Definition

tĕrē
terries
noun
terries
Uncut loops forming the pile of some fabrics.
Webster's New World
Cloth having a pile of such loops; esp., cotton cloth used for toweling.
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A masculine name.
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A feminine name: var. Terri.
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Synonyms:
Dame Alice Ellen TerryDame Ellen Terryterryclothterry-cloth
proper name
1848-1928; Eng. actress.
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pronoun

A patronymic surname from the medieval Norman given name Thierry, cognate of the English Derek.

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A male given name transferred back from the surname, or a diminutive of Terence or of any of its alternative forms.

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A female given name, diminutive of Teresa or any of its alternative forms.

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Origin of Terry

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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