Definition for derby (2 of 2)
noun, plural Der·bies.
Origin of Derby2
Examples from the Web for derby
So please enjoy “One Red Rose: The Green Kid on Middleground Plucks a Derby Trophy,” which ran on May 6, 1950.One Red Rose for the Green Kid Who Won the Kentucky Derby|Red Smith|May 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was Derby Day when Clarissa came home to find her mother dead.The Week in Death: Clarissa Dickson Wright, One of ‘Two Fat Ladies’|The Telegraph|March 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In 2011, Napravnik came in ninth--the best finish by a female jockey in Derby history.Rosie Napravnik Didn't Win the Derby, But Stole Our Hearts|Nina Strochlic|May 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Rosemarie Smith, 83, from Derby, said she had stored the slice in a Royal Crown Derby cup at her home ever since.
And that was the turning point to where I was like, OK, derby first and everything else after.Is Gotham Girl All-Star Bonnie Thunders the LeBron James of Roller Derby?|Thomas Gerbasi|June 23, 2012|DAILY BEAST
They discovered that my middle name was Derby, and they christened me "Darby the Yank."A Yankee in the Trenches|R. Derby Holmes
There was a little cuss there in a Derby hat wouldnt let me.On Your Mark!|Ralph Henry Barbour
People were arriving from the Derby, and the talk was of the day's racing.The Christian|Hall Caine
The great race of the day, the "Derby of Australasia," was run at 3.30.Forty Thousand Miles Over Land and Water|Lady (Ethel Gwendoline [Moffatt]) Vincent
To these oppose the six counties from Derby to Worcester inclusive.The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 2 (of 4)|Thomas Babington Macaulay
British Dictionary definitions for derby (1 of 4)
noun plural -bies
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Word Origin for Derby
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Word Origin and History for derby
type of hat," manufactured in U.S. 1850, name appears 1870, perhaps from annual Derby horse race in England, where this type of hat was worn. Race was begun 1780 by the 12th Earl of Derby; the name was used for any major horse race after 1875. Derby the English shire is Old English Deorby "deer village," from deor "deer" + by "habitation, homestead," from a Scandinavian source (see bylaw).