Durry vs Durty - What's the difference?

durry | durty |

As a noun durry

is a cigarette, especially a roll-your-own.

As an adjective durty is

an archaic spelling of lang=en.



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




  • * 1662 , , Book II, A Collection of Several Philosophical Writings of Dr. Henry More, p. 49:
  • "For men in stead of those magnificent Buildings which are seen in the world, could have had no better kind of dwellings then a bigger sort of Bee-hives or Birds-nests, made of contemptible sticks, and straws, and durty morter."