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curry1

or currie

[kur-ee, kuhr-ee] /ˈkɜr i, ˈkʌr i/
noun, plural curries.
1.
East Indian Cookery. a pungent dish of vegetables, onions, meat or fish, etc., flavored with various spices or curry powder, and often eaten with rice.
2.
any dish flavored with curry powder or the like:
a lamb curry.
verb (used with object), curried, currying.
4.
to cook or flavor (food) with curry powder or a similar combination of spices:
to curry eggs.
Idioms
5.
give (someone) a bit of curry, Australian. to rebuke, discipline, or criticize; harass.
Origin of curry1
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Tamil kaṟi sauce

curry2

[kur-ee, kuhr-ee] /ˈkɜr i, ˈkʌr i/
verb (used with object), curried, currying.
1.
to rub and clean (a horse) with a currycomb.
2.
to dress (tanned hides) by soaking, scraping, beating, coloring, etc.
3.
to beat; thrash.
Idioms
4.
curry favor, to seek to advance oneself through flattery or fawning:
His fellow workers despised him for currying favor with the boss.
Origin
1250-1300; Middle English cor(r)ayen, cor(r)eyen < Anglo-French curreier, cognate with Old French correer, earlier conreer to make ready < Vulgar Latin *conrēdāre; see corody

Curry

[kur-ee, kuhr-ee] /ˈkɜr i, ˈkʌr i/
noun
1.
John (Anthony) 1949–94, British figure skater.
2.
John Steuart
[stoo-ert,, styoo-] /ˈstu ərt,, ˈstyu-/ (Show IPA),
1897–1946, U.S. painter.
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Examples from the Web for curry
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • But for curry the government would have died in its tender infancy.

    Roughing It Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • And when the curry made its appearance he suddenly retired in great disorder.

    The Uncommercial Traveller Charles Dickens
  • Prepare the curry sauce as before described, and in it warm up slices of cold roast or boiled chicken, or turkey.

    Tempting Curry Dishes Thomas J. Murrey
  • "I visited a while with the children of Israel," said curry gravely.

    Old Man Curry Charles E. (Charles Emmett) Van Loan
  • They all had immense plates of rice, and little bowls full of curry; a few pieces of dried fish supplied the place of bread.

British Dictionary definitions for curry

curry1

/ˈkʌrɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
a spicy dish of oriental, esp Indian, origin that is made in many ways but usually consists of meat or fish prepared in a hot piquant sauce
2.
curry seasoning or sauce
3.
(Austral, slang) give someone curry, to assault (a person) verbally or physically
verb -ries, -rying, -ried
4.
(transitive) to prepare (food) with curry powder or sauce
Word Origin
C16: from Tamil kari sauce, relish

curry2

/ˈkʌrɪ/
verb (transitive) -ries, -rying, -ried
1.
to beat vigorously, as in order to clean
2.
to dress and finish (leather) after it has been tanned to make it strong, flexible, and waterproof
3.
to groom (a horse)
4.
curry favour, to ingratiate oneself, esp with superiors
Word Origin
C13: from Old French correer to make ready, from Vulgar Latin conrēdāre (unattested), from rēdāre (unattested) to provide, of Germanic origin

Curry

/ˈkʌrɪ/
noun
1.
John (Anthony). 1949–94, British ice skater: won the figure-skating gold medal in the 1976 Olympic Games
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Word Origin and History for curry
v.

late 13c., "to rub down a horse," from Anglo-French curreier "to curry-comb a horse," from Old French correier "put in order, prepare, curry," from con-, intensive prefix (see com-), + reier "arrange," from a Germanic source (see ready). Related: Curried; currying.

n.

the spice, 1680s, from Tamil kari "sauce, relish for rice."

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