There are 2 main definitions of derry in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈdɛri/

noun

(in phrase have a derry on) Australian /NZ informal
Have a strong dislike for: they’ve always had a derry on us
More example sentences
  • While he is exhorting the President to patch up differences with the union, he appears to have a derry on some of his rivals.

Origin

Late 19th century: apparently from the song refrain derry down, used humorously for down in the sense 'dislike'.

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There are 2 main definitions of derry in English:

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Derry 2 Line breaks: Derry
Pronunciation: /ˈdɛri/

Words that rhyme with Derry

beriberi, berry, BlackBerry, bury, Ceri, ferry, Gerry, jerry, Kerry, merry, perry, Pondicherry, sherry, terry, very, wherry, wolfberry
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