noun, plural ter·ries.
Origin of terry
Examples from the Web for terries
Which is just about what happened when the Terries set out to rediscover the colonies, after all.The Lost Kafoozalum|Pauline Ashwell
British Dictionary definitions for terries (1 of 2)
noun plural -ries
- a fabric with such a pile on both sides
- (as modifier)a terry towel
Word Origin for terry
British Dictionary definitions for terries (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for terries
"loop raised in pile-weaving, left uncut," 1784, possibly an alteration of French tiré "drawn," from past participle of tirer "draw out" (cf. German gezogener Sammet "drawn velvet").