derry

[der-ee]
Also called derry-down [der-ee-doun] .


Origin:
1545–55; of obscure origin

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Derry

[der-ee]
noun
1.
Londonderry ( defs 1, 2 ).
2.
a town in SE New Hampshire.
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derry1 (ˈdɛrɪ)
 
n , pl -ries
(Austral), (NZ) have a derry on to have a prejudice or grudge against
 
[C19: probably from derry down, a refrain in some folk songs, alluding to the phrase have a down on; see down1]

derry2 (ˈdɛrɪ)
 
n , pl -ries
slang a derelict house, esp one used by tramps, drug addicts, etc
 
[C20: shortened from derelict]

Derry (ˈdɛrɪ)
 
n
1.  a district in NW Northern Ireland, in Co Londonderry. Pop: 106 456 (2003 est). Area: 387 sq km (149 sq miles)
2.  another name for Londonderry

Londonderry or Derry (ˈlʌndənˌdɛrɪ)
 
n
1.  a historical county of NW Northern Ireland, on the Atlantic: in 1973 replaced for administrative purposes by the districts of Coleraine, Derry, Limavady, and Magherafelt. Area: 2108 sq km (814 sq miles)
2.  a port in N Northern Ireland, second city of Northern Ireland: given to the City of London in 1613 to be colonized by Londoners; besieged by James II's forces (1688--89). Pop: 83 699 (2001)
 
Derry or Derry
 
n

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