larry

1
[ lar-ee ]
/ ˈlær i /
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noun, plural lar·ries.

a hoe with a perforated blade for mixing mortar or plaster.

Nearby words

  1. larrigan,
  2. larrikin,
  3. larrocha,
  4. larrup,
  5. larruping,
  6. larry car,
  7. lars,
  8. larsa,
  9. larsen ice shelf,
  10. lartigue

Origin of larry

1
First recorded in 1850–55; of obscure origin

larry

2
[ lar-ee ]
/ ˈlær i /

noun, plural lar·ries.

Larry

[ lar-ee ]
/ ˈlær i /

noun

a male given name, form of Lawrence, Laurence.

Adler

[ ad-ler; for 1–3 also ahd-ler ]
/ ˈæd lər; for 1–3 also ˈɑd lər /

noun

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British Dictionary definitions for larry

Larry

/ (ˈlærɪ) /

noun

happy as Larry or as happy as Larry British, Australian and NZ informal extremely happy

Word Origin for Larry

of uncertain origin

Adler

/ (German ˈaːdlər) /

noun

(German ˈaːdlər) Alfred (ˈalfreːt). 1870–1937, Austrian psychiatrist, noted for his descriptions of overcompensation and inferiority feelings
(ˈædlə) Larry, full name Lawrence Cecil Adler. 1914–2001, US harmonica player
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Word Origin and History for larry

Larry

masc. proper name, often a familiar form of Lawrence.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Medicine definitions for larry

Adler

[ ädlər, ăd- ]
Alfred 1870-1937

Austrian psychiatrist. He rejected Sigmund Freud's emphasis on sexuality and theorized that neurotic behavior is an overcompensation for feelings of inferiority.

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