Durrie vs Durry - What's the difference?

durrie | durry | Alternative forms |

Durrie is an alternative form of durry.

As nouns the difference between durrie and durry

is that durrie is (australia|slang) or durrie can be while durry is (australia and new zealand|colloquial|slang) a cigarette, especially a roll-your-own.



Etymology 1


(en noun)
  • (Australia, slang)
  • * 1998 , Phillip Gwynne, , unnumbered page,
  • ‘Deadly,’ she said, and passed me the durrie .
    I took a drag. Was she watching? No, thank goodness, she was looking down at the water again. I blew the smoke straight out, without taking it into my lungs.
    ‘Deadly,’ I said, and passed the durrie back to Clarence.

    Etymology 2


    (en noun)
  • durry


    Alternative forms

    * durrie


  • (Australia and New Zealand, colloquial, slang) A cigarette, especially a roll-your-own.
  • * 2003 , , Far from Maddy , page 224,
  • “Fire-head lady, you got a smoke?” asks the younger of the two men. “You got a durry . Cigarette.” His timbre is low but void of inflexion. “Come,” he says again, brown hand scooping the air in front of him.
  • * 2004 , Jay Verney, Percussion , page 118,
  • He pulled a tobacco pouch out of his pocket with a plastic bag containing what had to be a mind-altering substance. “You?re welcome to join me in a durry ,” he said, rolling himself a cigarette.
  • * 2007 , Kevin Hallewell, Woop Woop , page 151,
  • He thought for a moment as he deftly rolled the paper and tobacco into a durry , licked the edge and stuck it down.
    * cancer stick, fag