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gharry

or ghar·ri

[gar-ee]
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noun, plural ghar·ries.
  1. 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
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Examples from the Web for gharry

Historical Examples

  • The door of the gharry was narrow, and they could only come at me one at a time.

    An English Girl's First Impressions of Burmah

    Beth Ellis

  • I was driven to the Brusa station in his gharry, for which he made me pay two liras.

    The Secrets of a Kuttite

    Edward O. Mousley

  • The rickshaw was borrowed from Japan; the "gharry" has been imported from India.

  • In the street he found a gharry after a while and drove to his hotel.

  • A whip cracked, the gharry started; in a moment it was on the road.

    A Transient Guest

    Edgar Saltus


British Dictionary definitions for gharry

gharry

gharri

noun plural -ries
  1. (in India) a horse-drawn vehicle available for hire

Word Origin

C19: from Hindi gārī
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