now dialectal, England
: disgustingly dirty : foul

Word History


Middle English hory, from Old English horig, from horh filth, phlegm; akin to Old Frisian hore mud, filth, Old Saxon horu, horo dirt, filth, Old High German horo dirt, filth, Old Norse horr nasal mucus

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“Horry.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/horry. Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

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