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derby

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noun der·by \ˈdər-bē, especially British ˈdär-\

Simple Definition of derby

  • : a type of horse race that takes place every year

  • : a race or contest

  • : a game between local sports teams

Full Definition of derby

plural derbies

  1. 1 :  any of several horse races held annually and usually restricted to three-year-olds

  2. 2 :  a race or contest open to all comers or to a specified category of contestants <bicycle derby>

  3. 3 :  a man's stiff felt hat with dome-shaped crown and narrow brim

Examples of derby

  1. a derby between Manchester United and Manchester City



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Origin of derby

Edward Stanley †1834, 12th earl of Derby


First Known Use: 1796

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Derby

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geographical name Der·by \ˈdär-bē, chiefly United States ˈdər-\

Definition of Derby

  1. city N cen England in Derbyshire pop 214,000



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