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terry

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noun ter·ry \ˈter-ē, ˈte-rē\

Definition of terry

plural terries

  1. 1 :  the loop forming the pile in uncut pile fabrics

  2. 2 :  an absorbent fabric with such loops —called also terry cloth



Origin of terry

perhaps modification of French tiré, past participle of tirer to draw


First Known Use: 1784


Terry

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biographical name Ter·ry \ˈter-ē\

Definition of Terry

  1. (Alice) Ellen 1847–1928 Eng. actress





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