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curry

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[ kur-ee, kuhr-ee ]
/ ˈkɜr i, ˈkʌr i /
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noun, plural cur·ries.
East Indian Cooking. a pungent dish of vegetables, onions, meat or fish, etc., flavored with various spices or curry powder, and often eaten with rice.
any dish flavored with curry powder or the like: a lamb curry.
verb (used with object), cur·ried, cur·ry·ing.
to cook or flavor (food) with curry powder or a similar combination of spices: to curry eggs.
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Idioms about curry

    give (someone) a bit of curry, Australian. to rebuke, discipline, or criticize; harass.
Sometimes cur·rie .

Origin of curry

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First recorded in 1590–1600, curry is from the Tamil word kaṟi sauce

Other definitions for curry (2 of 3)

curry2
[ kur-ee, kuhr-ee ]
/ ˈkɜr i, ˈkʌr i /

verb (used with object), cur·ried, cur·ry·ing.
to rub and clean (a horse) with a currycomb.
to dress (tanned hides) by soaking, scraping, beating, coloring, etc.
to beat; thrash.

Origin of curry

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1250–1300; Middle English cor(r)ayen, cor(r)eyen<Anglo-French curreier, cognate with Old French correer, earlier conreer to make ready <Vulgar Latin *conrēdāre;see corody

Other definitions for curry (3 of 3)

Curry
[ kur-ee, kuhr-ee ]
/ ˈkɜr i, ˈkʌr i /

noun
John (Anthony), 1949–94, British figure skater.
John Steu·art [stoo-ert, styoo-], /ˈstu ərt, ˈstyu-/, 1897–1946, U.S. painter.
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British Dictionary definitions for curry (1 of 3)

curry1
/ (ˈkʌrɪ) /

noun plural -ries
a spicy dish of oriental, esp Indian, origin that is made in many ways but usually consists of meat or fish prepared in a hot piquant sauce
curry seasoning or sauce
give someone curry Australian slang to assault (a person) verbally or physically
verb -ries, -rying or -ried
(tr) to prepare (food) with curry powder or sauce

Word Origin for curry

C16: from Tamil kari sauce, relish

British Dictionary definitions for curry (2 of 3)

curry2
/ (ˈkʌrɪ) /

verb -ries, -rying or -ried (tr)
to beat vigorously, as in order to clean
to dress and finish (leather) after it has been tanned to make it strong, flexible, and waterproof
to groom (a horse)
curry favour to ingratiate oneself, esp with superiors

Word Origin for curry

C13: from Old French correer to make ready, from Vulgar Latin conrēdāre (unattested), from rēdāre (unattested) to provide, of Germanic origin

British Dictionary definitions for curry (3 of 3)

Curry
/ (ˈkʌrɪ) /

noun
John (Anthony). 1949–94, British ice skater: won the figure-skating gold medal in the 1976 Olympic Games
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