Definition of

Terry

  1. (noun, artifact) a pile fabric (usually cotton) with uncut loops on both sides; used to make bath towels and bath robes
  2. (noun, person) English actress (1847-1928)

via WordNet, Princeton University

Alternate forms of Terry

Hypernyms: cloth, fabric, material, textile, toweling, towelling

Origin of the word Terry

  1. "loop raised in pile-weaving, left uncut," 1784, possibly an alteration of Fr. tir? "drawn," from pp. of tirer "draw out" (cf. cognate Ger. gezogener Sammet "drawn velvet"). more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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