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opry

[op-ree] /ˈɒp ri/ Dialect
noun, plural opries, adjective
1.
opera1 .
Origin of opry
1910-1915
1910-15; Americanism
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  • Looks like a Sweepstakes team through the wrong end of the opry glasses, don't it?

    Baldy of Nome Esther Birdsall Darling
  • Sir: An old stage hand at the Eau Claire opry house was talking.

    The So-called Human Race Bert Leston Taylor
Word Origin and History for opry
n.

1914, U.S. dialectal pronunciation of opera. Especially in Grand Ole Opry, a radio broadcast of country music from Nashville, registered as a proprietary name 1950.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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horse opera

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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