ker·​ry ˈker-ē How to pronounce kerry (audio)
plural kerries
often capitalized
: any of an Irish breed of small hardy black dairy cattle

Examples of kerry in a Sentence

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Word History


County Kerry, Ireland

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kerry was in 1829

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“Kerry.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Geographical Definition


geographical name

Ker·​ry ˈker-ē How to pronounce Kerry (audio)
county of southwestern Ireland bordering the Atlantic in Munster; capital Tralee area 1815 square miles (4719 square kilometers), population 145,502

Biographical Definition


biographical name

Ker·​ry ˈker-ē How to pronounce Kerry (audio)
John (Forbes) 1943–     American politician; U.S. Secretary of State (2013–17)

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