[ hwer-ee, wer-ee ]
/ ˈʰwɛr i, ˈwɛr i /
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noun, plural wher·ries.
a light rowboat for one person; skiff.
any of various barges, fishing vessels, etc., used locally in England.
verb (used with or without object), wher·ried, wher·ry·ing.
to use, or transport in, a wherry.
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Origin of wherry

1400–50; late Middle English whery< ?
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British Dictionary definitions for wherry

/ (ˈwɛrɪ) /

noun plural -ries
any of certain kinds of half-decked commercial boats, such as barges, used in Britain
a light rowing boat used in inland waters and harbours

Derived forms of wherry

wherryman, noun

Word Origin for wherry

C15: origin unknown
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