charry

[ chahr-ee ]
/ ˈtʃɑr i /

adjective, char·ri·er, char·ri·est.

of, like, or covered with charcoal.

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Origin of charry

First recorded in 1780–90; char1 + -y1
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Example sentences from the Web for charry

  • And then there was a charry smell in the air, and a slender feather of smoke floated up from a second-story window.

  • I spurred Charry forward, and down we plunged into the water, without the slightest thought of what was to follow.

    Confessions Of Con Cregan|Charles James Lever