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Larry

[lar-ee] /ˈlær i/
noun
1.
a male given name, form of Lawrence, Laurence.
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  • It was larrys turn to be in the limelight in the Brooklyns half of the fourth.

  • larrys got them going before they walk out there; and he knows it too, believe me!

    Peter Cotterell's Treasure Rupert Sargent Holland
  • larrys visiting some of his college friends and will be home in time for the beach party, I think.

    Betty Lee, Senior

    Harriet Pyne Grove
  • She almost told Carolyn about larrys arranging with Marcella to be with her at supper that night of the party.

    Betty Lee, Senior

    Harriet Pyne Grove
  • But the two were too close for the point to be effective, and larrys hip and elbow turned the weapon aside.

    Grapes of wrath Boyd Cable
  • larrys share ended there, and Larry himself exited from the scene of his first command quite inconspicuously on a stretcher.

    Grapes of wrath Boyd Cable
  • Kentucky had jumped to his feet and was moving round the couch, but larrys sister spoke imperiously.

    Grapes of wrath Boyd Cable
  • Rose came forward into the firelight and made Kentucky sit again, and dropped to a seat on the floor in front of larrys couch.

    Grapes of wrath Boyd Cable
  • Well, that was some of larrys nonsense; hed no business cutting up tricks.

    On Your Mark! Ralph Henry Barbour
  • There was no tucking her hand under her pillow to see if larrys heart were safely there.

    Betty Lee, Senior

    Harriet Pyne Grove
British Dictionary definitions for larrys

Larry

/ˈlærɪ/
noun
1.
(Brit & Austral, NZ, informal) happy as Larry, as happy as Larry, extremely happy
Word Origin
of uncertain origin
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Word Origin and History for larrys

Larry

masc. proper name, often a familiar form of Lawrence.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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