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Lorry vs Gorry - What's the difference?

lorry | gorry |

As a noun lorry

is (british) a motor vehicle for transporting goods; a truck.

As a verb lorry

is to soil, dirty, bespatter with mud or the like.

As an interjection gorry is

(archaic|euphemistic) god!.



Alternative forms

* (l), (l)


  • (British) A motor vehicle for transporting goods; a truck.
  • (obsolete) A large low horse-drawn wagon.
  • (dated) A small cart or wagon, as used on the tramways in mines to carry coal or rubbish.
  • (dated) A barrow or truck for shifting baggage, as at railway stations.
  • Synonyms

    * (motor vehicle for goods transport) rig, tractor trailer, truck (US), hauler


    * Malay: (l)


  • To soil, dirty, bespatter with mud or the like.
  • gorry



    (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 ! }}