Definition of Derry

1. Proper noun. A borough in Northern Ireland northwest of Belfast; Londonderry ¹



2. Proper noun. a town in New Hampshire. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Derry

1. a meaningless word used in the chorus of old songs [n -RIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Derry

derricks
derriere
derrieres
derries
derriksite
derring
derring-do
derring-doery
derringer
derringers
derris
derris root
derrises
derro
derros
derry (current term)
derth
derths
derv
derverye
dervillite
dervise
dervises
dervish
dervishes
dervs
des(121-124)-ribonuclease
des-
des res

Literary usage of Derry

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Works of Tennyson by Alfred Tennyson Tennyson, Hallam Tennyson Tennyson (1908)
"He was a Protestant, and had been appointed military governor of derry at the instance of one of the most trusted leaders of the party, William Stewart, ..."

2. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1908)
"He was a Protestant, and had been appointed military governor of derry at the instance of one of the most trusted leaders of the party, William Stewart, ..."

3. The Universal Songster: Or, Museum of Mirth: Forming the Most Complete (1834)
"A BUMPKIN to London, one morning in spring, Hey derry, ho derry, tal de ral la, Took a fat pig to market, his leg in a string, Hey derry, ho derry, &c. ..."

4. The Parliamentary Debatesby Thomas Curson Hansard, Great Britain Parliament by Thomas Curson Hansard, Great Britain Parliament (1825)
"derry CATHEDRAL.] Sir J. Newport, seeing a right hon. baronet in his place, begged to ask him, whether he was aware of the existence of any legal document ..."

5. Insula Sanctorum Et Doctorum: Or, Ireland's Ancient Schools and Scholars by John Healy (1890)
"Mention is made of a Bishop of derry previously, and of a Bishop-abbot of'derry ; but it ... This eminent ecclesiastic, the founder of the Diocese of derry, ..."

6. An Historical Account of the Plantation in Ulster at the Commencement of the by George Hill (1877)
"And the Lord Bishop of derry claimeth one Day's" fishing, viz., the second Monday after Midsummer Day in the river of the Bann, and likewise the fishing of ..."

7. Annual Report by New Hampshire Railroad Commissioners (1908)
"MANCHESTER & derry STREET RAILWAY STOCK. ... Respectfully represents the Manchester & derry Street Railway, a corporation duly established by law and doing ..."

8. Ireland Adventure Guide by Tina Neylon (2004)
"In an effort to be fair, I am calling the city derry and the county Londonderry. After a couple of rebellions, King James I cajoled the City of London into ..."

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