/ (ˈkuːrɪ) /

noun plural -ris

Also called: goorie NZ a mongrel dog
NZ slang an unpleasant or unpopular person

Nearby words

  1. kurdish,
  2. kurdistan,
  3. kurds,
  4. kure,
  5. kurgan,
  6. kuril islands,
  7. kurile islands,
  8. kurland,
  9. kurmi,
  10. kurn

Word Origin for kuri


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Examples from the Web for 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.
  • Two principal groups are distinguished, the Kuri archipelago in the south, and the Buduma in the north.

  • 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|A. Campbell
  • From Kuri, the naval station, we can hear the thunder of the guns which are in constant practice.

    Lady of the Decoration|Frances Little