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noun, plural ker·ries.
  1. one of an Irish breed of small, black dairy cattle.

Origin of kerry

1875–80; named after Kerry, home of the breed


  1. a county in W Munster province, in the SW Republic of Ireland. 1815 sq. mi. (4700 sq. km). County seat: Tralee.
  2. a male given name, form of Kerr.
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  • The mountain-man was silent so long that Kerry thought he was done.

  • And in Kerry, where we'll be, the saints helping, before noon—which is all one with Connaught?

    The Wild Geese

    Stanley John Weyman

  • I thought, when I heard what you had done, that you were the man for Kerry!

    The Wild Geese

    Stanley John Weyman

  • The gentleman's way's the better; early or late, Clare or Kerry, 'tis all one!

    The Wild Geese

    Stanley John Weyman

  • In that house, in the wilds of Kerry, sheer loyalty could not be expected.

    The Wild Geese

    Stanley John Weyman

British Dictionary definitions for kerry


  1. John Forbes . born 1943, US politician; unsuccessful Democratic Party candidate in the presidential election of 2004; secretary of state from 2013


  1. a county of SW Republic of Ireland, in W Munster province: mostly mountainous (including the highest peaks in Ireland), with a deeply indented coast and many offshore islands. County town: Tralee. Pop: 132 527 (2002). Area: 4701 sq km (1815 sq miles)
  2. a small black breed of dairy cattle, originally from Kerry
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