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[gar-ee] /ˈgær i/
noun, plural gharries.
a horse-drawn cab or carriage used in India and Egypt.
Origin of gharry
First recorded in 1800-10, gharry is from the Hindi word gāṛī Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • The native carriage (or gharri, as it is called) is not a handsome equipage.

    From Egypt to Japan Henry M. Field
  • "That is called a gharri" interposed Sir Modava, who was within hearing.

    Across India Oliver Optic
  • A minute later the two were seated in the gharri, which at once set out in pursuit of the one that Carl Reitberg had taken.

    The Great Airship. F. S. Brereton
  • He sat back in the gharri smiling and perspiring, mopping his forehead from time to time.

    The Great Airship. F. S. Brereton
  • She was so terrified that she did not dare to look out, but shut at once the windows of the gharri.

    From Egypt to Japan Henry M. Field
  • She was just wondering whether she would take a gharri when a motor stopped at the curb and Peter got out.

    Jan and Her Job L. Allen Harker
British Dictionary definitions for gharri


noun (pl) -ries
(in India) a horse-drawn vehicle available for hire
Word Origin
C19: from Hindi gārī
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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