burry

1
[ bur-ee ]
/ ˈbɜr i /
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adjective, bur·ri·er, bur·ri·est.

full of or covered with burs; burlike.

Origin of burry

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late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; see origin at bur1, -y1

Definition for burry (2 of 2)

burry

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[ bur-ee ]
/ ˈbɜr i /

adjective, bur·ri·er, bur·ri·est.

characterized by or spoken with a burr.

Origin of burry

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First recorded in 1865–70; burr3 + -y1
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Examples from the Web for burry

  • To hide the huskiness in his own voice Mr. Traill relapsed into broad, burry Scotch.

    Greyfriars Bobby|Eleanor Atkinson
  • They ducked behind rocks or trees and piled off their horses in a burry.

British Dictionary definitions for burry

burry

/ (ˈbɜːrɪ) /

adjective -rier or -riest

full of or covered in burs
resembling burs; prickly
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Word Origin and History for burry

burry


adj.

mid-15c., "full of burs;" see bur + -y (2).

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