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  1. Londonderry(defs 1, 2).
  2. a town in SE New Hampshire.
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Historical Examples

  • The “Derrys” stood to till morning, but nothing fresh occurred.

    With the Ulster Division in France

    Arthur Purefoy Irwin Samuels

British Dictionary definitions for derrys


noun plural -ries
  1. have a derry on Australian and NZ to have a prejudice or grudge against

Word Origin

C19: probably from derry down, a refrain in some folk songs, alluding to the phrase have a down on; see down 1


noun plural -ries
  1. slang a derelict house, esp one used by tramps, drug addicts, etc

Word Origin

C20: shortened from derelict


  1. a district in NW Northern Ireland, in Co Londonderry. Pop: 106 456 (2003 est). Area: 387 sq km (149 sq miles)
  2. another name for Londonderry
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