EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN | IDIOMS noun, plural cur·ries. . East Indian Cookery 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. Idioms give (someone) a bit of curry, . Australian to rebuke, discipline, or criticize; harass. Origin of curry 1
First recorded in
1590–1600, curry is from the Tamil word kaṟi sauce verb (used with object), cur·ried, cur·ry·ing. to dress (tanned hides) by soaking, scraping, beating, coloring, etc. to beat; thrash. Idioms curry favor, to seek to advance oneself through flattery or fawning: His fellow workers despised him for currying favor with the boss. Origin of curry 2 1250–1300; Middle English cor(r)ayen, cor(r)eyen
Old French correer,
to make ready <
Vulgar Latin *conrēdāre;
corody 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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Examples from the Web for curry Contemporary Examples of curry
But behind them are ISIS fighters and sympathizers and locals eager to
curry favor by selling out their neighbors. Curry was intrigued and, unlike the other filmmakers VanDyke consulted, he had time to take on a major project.
Stanley then went on to praise
Curry after slamming her, a technique she would later use in her Rhimes piece.
"It's rubbed with
curry and five-spice powder," he explains as waiters take notes.
Guests are also invited to try fried pieces of whale seasoned with
curry powder. Historical Examples of curry
We could have mock-turtle soup, a sole,
curry, and roast duck.
And when the
curry made its appearance he suddenly retired in great disorder.
It was put there by Old Man
Curry just before the bugle blew.
"I visited a while with the children of Israel," said
Curry paused a moment for thought and sucked at his straw. British Dictionary definitions for curry 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 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 noun John ( Anthony). 1949–94, British ice skater: won the figure-skating gold medal in the 1976 Olympic Games
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Word Origin and History for curry v.
late 13c., "to rub down a horse," from Anglo-French
curreier "to curry-comb a horse," from Old French correier "put in order, prepare, curry," from con-, intensive prefix (see com-), + reier "arrange," from a Germanic source (see ready). Related: Curried; currying. n.
the spice, 1680s, from Tamil
kari "sauce, relish for rice."
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