noun, plural pelt·ries.

fur skins; pelts collectively.
a pelt.

Origin of peltry

1400–50; late Middle English < Anglo-French pelterie, Old French peleterie furrier's wares, equivalent to peleter furrier (derivative of Latin pellis skin; see -er2) + -ie -y3 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for peltry

Historical Examples of peltry

  • Mabel was urgent with her sister to join the party at Peltry when Urquhart was there.

    Love and Lucy

    Maurice Henry Hewlett

  • Why, when she was at the Opera he had been at Peltry with the Mabels.

    Love and Lucy

    Maurice Henry Hewlett

  • And yet he had been at Peltry that night; and yet he couldn't have dared!

    Love and Lucy

    Maurice Henry Hewlett

  • The taboo, strictly speaking, only appears where the peltry is absent.

    The Science of Fairy Tales

    Edwin Sidney Hartland

  • But under your good allowance, Mistress Alvena, what is ‘peltry’?

British Dictionary definitions for peltry


noun plural -ries

the pelts of animals collectively

Word Origin for peltry

C15: from Old French peleterie collection of pelts, from Latin pilus hair
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