- commotion; hurly-burly.
- British. hurley.
Origin of hurly
First recorded in 1590–1600
- the game of hurling.
- the leather-covered ball used in hurling.
- the stick used in hurling, similar to a field hockey stick but with a wide, flat blade.
- Informal. a club or cudgel.
Origin of hurley
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Examples from the Web for hurly
It would also be well if they could pass the wet ground and avoid plunging against one another in the hurly burly.With the Black Prince
William Osborn Stoddard
Wyth that a hurly burly rose amongs the people, euery man maruellinge what the matter shoulde be.The Palace of Pleasure
A mountain torrent—a tributary of the Scind runs down the valley with the usual noise and hurly burly.Three Months of My Life
J. F. Foster
Hurly of creduma therefore comes curiously near the quite modern brassey.The Happy Golfer
I laid them to one side and next morning brought two men Crawford and Hurly, down from the Post to witness the brands.A Texas Cow Boy
Chas. A. Siringo
- mainly British another word for hurling
- Also called: hurley stick the stick used in playing hurling
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