- Also called: goorie NZ a mongrel dog
- NZ slang an unpleasant or unpopular person
Word Origin for kuri
Examples from the Web for kuri
Historical Examples of kuri
They thought to make the name of Kuri strike against the skies; but in the morning the sea is covered with war canoes.Old New Zealand
Earl of Pembroke.
From Kuri, the naval station, we can hear the thunder of the guns which are in constant practice.Lady of the Decoration
This Kuri was a younger sister of the other, and she gave a like blessing to Lelha before he released her horse.Santal Folk Tales
Two principal groups are distinguished, the Kuri archipelago in the south, and the Buduma in the north.