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[kawr-ee, kor-ee] /ˈkɔr i, ˈkɒr i/
noun, Scot.
a circular hollow in the side of a hill or mountain.
Origin of corrie
First recorded in 1785-95, corrie is from the Scots Gaelic word coire cauldron, whirlpool, hollow Unabridged
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  • corrie's spirit was in a tumultuous and very rebellious state.

  • I know why corrie did it, too; he didn't want us to be together all day.

    From the Car Behind Eleanor M. Ingram
  • She was tall, slim, and graceful, light of foot as a deer on the corrie.

    The Disentanglers Andrew Lang
  • It was impossible to be more safe from drowning than corrie was at that time.

    From the Car Behind Eleanor M. Ingram
  • But whatever corrie had to endure then or at any time, he was quite masculine enough to hurry it out of sight.

    From the Car Behind Eleanor M. Ingram
  • corrie and I quarrel over that every time we are out together.

    From the Car Behind Eleanor M. Ingram
  • His letters to corrie, his old Cambridge junior, are frank and free.

British Dictionary definitions for corrie


(geology) another name for cirque (sense 1)
Word Origin
C18: from Gaelic coire cauldron, kettle
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