surrey

noun

sur·​rey ˈsər-ē How to pronounce surrey (audio)
ˈsə-rē
plural surreys
: a four-wheel two-seated horse-drawn pleasure carriage

Illustration of surrey

Illustration of surrey

Examples of surrey in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Karen delighted in a ride on a surrey cycle pedaled by Erik and his girlfriend, Renee Aguilar. Los Angeles Times, 20 Sep. 2021 Only instead of a surrey with a fringe on the top, there’s an ice cream stand and a small store that sells fresh produce and a restaurant that serves the freshest foods. BostonGlobe.com, 2 Sep. 2021 The actual surrey with the fringe on top shown in the movie is on display at Jerome State Historic Park. Roger Naylor, azcentral, 12 Dec. 2019 Bici Pincio rentals, just inside the park entrance, offered the ideal solution for a family of five: the surrey-style Risciò Max ($22 first hour, other bikes from $4.50). Shelly Rivoli, latimes.com, 11 July 2019 Old-time Pearlanders wrote of Zychlinski, rumored to be a Polish nobleman, traveling the dirt streets of Pearland in a fancy surrey pulled by a pair of shiny black, high stepping horses. Jaimy Jones, Houston Chronicle, 19 June 2018 Bike rentals: cruisers, tandems, choppers, quad sports, deuce coupes, four-wheel surrey bikes. The Courier-Journal, 26 July 2017 Bike rentals: cruisers, tandems, choppers, quad sports, deuce coupes, four-wheel surrey bikes. The Courier-Journal, 19 July 2017

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Word History

Etymology

Surrey, England

First Known Use

circa 1891, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of surrey was circa 1891

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Cite this Entry

“Surrey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/surrey. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

surrey

noun
sur·​rey ˈsər-ē How to pronounce surrey (audio)
ˈsə-rē
plural surreys
: a horse-drawn carriage that has two wide seats and four wheels
Etymology

from earlier Surrey cart, named for Surrey, a county in England where it was first made

Geographical Definition

Surrey

geographical name

Sur·​rey ˈsər-ē How to pronounce Surrey (audio)
ˈsə-rē
1
county of southeastern England south of London; capital Kingston upon Thames area 662 square miles (1714 square kilometers), population 1,132,000
2
city southeast of Vancouver in southern British Columbia, Canada population 468,251

Biographical Definition

Surrey

biographical name

Earl of see Henry howard

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