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gharry

or ghar·ri

[gar-ee]
noun, plural ghar·ries.
  1. a horse-drawn cab or carriage used in India and Egypt.
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Origin of gharry

First recorded in 1800–10, gharry is from the Hindi word gāṛī
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Historical Examples of gharri

  • The native carriage (or gharri, as it is called) is not a handsome equipage.

    From Egypt to Japan

    Henry M. Field

  • "That is called a gharri" interposed Sir Modava, who was within hearing.

    Across India

    Oliver Optic

  • A minute later the two were seated in the gharri, which at once set out in pursuit of the one that Carl Reitberg had taken.

    The Great Airship.

    F. S. Brereton

  • He sat back in the gharri smiling and perspiring, mopping his forehead from time to time.

    The Great Airship.

    F. S. Brereton

  • She was so terrified that she did not dare to look out, but shut at once the windows of the gharri.

    From Egypt to Japan

    Henry M. Field


British Dictionary definitions for gharri

gharry

gharri

noun plural -ries
  1. (in India) a horse-drawn vehicle available for hire
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Word Origin for gharry

C19: from Hindi gārī
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