or hurl·y

noun, plural hurl·eys, hurl·ies. British.
  1. the game of hurling.
  2. the leather-covered ball used in hurling.
  3. the stick used in hurling, similar to a field hockey stick but with a wide, flat blade.
  4. Informal. a club or cudgel.

Origin of hurley

1815–25; hurl + -ey, as in hockey


noun, plural hurl·ies.
  1. commotion; hurly-burly.
  2. British. hurley.

Origin of hurly

First recorded in 1590–1600 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Related Words for hurlies

bandy, hurley, hurling, shinny, shinty

British Dictionary definitions for hurlies


  1. mainly British another word for hurling
  2. Also called: hurley stick the stick used in playing hurling
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