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Borry vs Gorry - What's the difference?

borry | gorry |

As a verb borry

is .

As an interjection gorry is

(archaic|euphemistic) god!.




  • * 1885 , , Huckleberry Finn , ch. 21:
  • You pay me back the chaws you've awready borry' d off'n me, Lafe Buckner, then I'll loan you one or two ton of it, and won't charge you no back




    (en interjection)
  • (archaic, euphemistic) God!
  • *{{quote-book, year=1903, author=(AKA Kate Douglas Riggs) Kate Douglas Wiggin, title=The Village Watch-Tower, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=She hedn't any particular kind of a nose nor mouth nor eyes, but gorry ! when she looked at yer, yer felt kind as if yer was turnin' to putty inside." }}
  • *{{quote-book, year=1912, author=Gouverneur Morris, title=IT and Other Stories, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage="By gorry !" says I; "you're right. }}
  • *{{quote-book, year=1920, author=Franklin P. Adams, title=Something Else Again, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=No mollycoddle swain am I. I shall not sit and pine, by gorry ! }}