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British Dictionary definitions for courie

courie

coorie

verb (intr)
  1. Scot (often foll by doun) to nestle or snuggle

Word Origin

C19: from coor a Scot word for cower
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  • Courie, cowry, a shell used as money in parts of Southern Asia and Africa.

    St. Ronan's Well

    Sir Walter Scott