verb (used with or without object)
Origin of derrick
Examples from the Web for derrick
“After the withdraw, they realized that firefighter Craig-Lewis was missing,” said Philadelphia Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer.
Derrick, now 22, was also diagnosed with ADHD at a young age.
Tuff cared for Derrick and his older sister, LaVita, while working two or three jobs at a time.
Derrick “Pimp Snooky” Avery was sent away for 20 years in 2010.FBI Sting Rescues 105 Kids, Nabs 159 Pimps—But What About the Johns?|Michael Daly|July 30, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“Derrick Thompson told police officers that he did not feel threatened by Mr. Pak and his actions,” he said.
Derrick had promised that he would initiate his friend into all the details of the business, and look after him generally.Derrick Sterling|Kirk Monroe
A quartermaster, summoned from the forecastle, hoisted a block and tackle to a derrick.His Unknown Wife|Louis Tracy
It was a man in native dress whose eyes held for Derrick an odd, half-familiar fascination.Rosa Mundi and Other Stories|Ethel M. Dell
He held out a grubby paw and shook the now very much embarrassed Derrick by the hand.The Woman's Way|Charles Garvice
Derrick stepped aside into the hall and returned with his hat in his hand.That Lass O' Lowrie's|Frances Hodgson Burnett
British Dictionary definitions for derrick
Word Origin for derrick
Word Origin and History for derrick
c.1600, originally "hangman," then "a gallows," then "hoist, crane" (1727), from surname of a hangman at Tyburn gallows, London, c.1606-1608, often referred to in contemporary theater. The name represents a late borrowing from the Low Countries (cf. Dutch Diederik) of Old High German Theodric.