noun, plural hur·dy-gur·dies.
- hurdle rate,
- hurler's syndrome,
- hurloid facies
Origin of hurdy-gurdy
Examples from the Web for hurdy-gurdy
Once, just outside our door, I saw him standing in a crowd, watching a performing poodle attached to a hurdy-gurdy.Novel Notes|Jerome K. Jerome
Tonio will take to the hurdy-gurdy again; him an' Puck should win money too.Two Little Travellers|Frances Browne Arthur
This hurdy-gurdy is of the kind which the French call vielle en luth, because its body is shaped like that of the lute.Musical Myths and Facts, Volume I (of 2)|Carl Engel
It is the modern Savoyard hurdy-gurdy, as we still more improperly term it; for the hurdy-gurdy is quite a different instrument.Account of a Tour in Normandy, Vol. II. (of 2)|Dawson Turner
A hurdy-gurdy furnished the music and the greensward was their ballroom floor.Molly Brown's Orchard Home|Nell Speed
noun plural -dies
Word Origin for hurdy-gurdy
1749, perhaps imitative of its sound and influenced by c.1500 hirdy-girdy "uproar, confusion."