- to cook or flavor (food) with curry powder or a similar combination of spices: to curry eggs.
- give (someone) a bit of curry, Australian. to rebuke, discipline, or criticize; harass.
Origin of curry1
First recorded in 1590–1600, curry is from the Tamil word kaṟi sauce
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Examples from the Web for currie
In the light of new psychological research, Currie asks us to reconsider how we read.The Best of Brit Lit
September 9, 2011
Edward, produce your best wines—the pilau and currie, and all that, leave to me.Tales And Novels, Volume 5 (of 10)
If the meat has been dressed before, a little broth will be better than water, but the currie is richer when made of fresh meat.
Mix smooth in a basin one table-spoonful of currie powder, one of flour, and a tea-spoonful of salt, with a little cold water.
The name Currie, or Curry, is too common to be referred entirely to the Scot.The Romance of Names
Mr. Currie, much frightened, lifted and carried her to his wife's tent.Nine Little Goslings
- a spicy dish of oriental, esp Indian, origin that is made in many ways but usually consists of meat or fish prepared in a hot piquant sauce
- curry seasoning or sauce
- give someone curry Australian slang to assault (a person) verbally or physically
- (tr) to prepare (food) with curry powder or sauce
C16: from Tamil kari sauce, relish
- to beat vigorously, as in order to clean
- to dress and finish (leather) after it has been tanned to make it strong, flexible, and waterproof
- to groom (a horse)
- curry favour to ingratiate oneself, esp with superiors
C13: from Old French correer to make ready, from Vulgar Latin conrēdāre (unattested), from rēdāre (unattested) to provide, of Germanic origin
- John (Anthony). 1949–94, British ice skater: won the figure-skating gold medal in the 1976 Olympic Games
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Word Origin and History for currie
the spice, 1680s, from Tamil kari "sauce, relish for rice."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper