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burry

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[ bur-ee ]
/ ˈbɜr i /
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adjective, bur·ri·er, bur·ri·est.
full of or covered with burs; burlike.
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Origin of burry

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

Other definitions for burry (2 of 2)

burry2
[ 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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How to use burry in a sentence

  • Douglas never gave a thought to his mortality, according to his publicist and intermittent caregiver, Allan Burry.

    The Resilient Roger Ebert|Gail Sheehy|January 22, 2011|DAILY BEAST
  • To hide the huskiness in his own voice Mr. Traill relapsed into broad, burry Scotch.

    Greyfriars Bobby|Eleanor Atkinson
  • If the mohair is very burry, it has to be treated chemically, and this spoils the luster.

  • 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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