Durry vs Lurry - What's the difference?

durry | lurry |

As nouns the difference between durry and lurry

is that durry is (australia and new zealand|colloquial|slang) a cigarette, especially a roll-your-own while lurry is (obsolete) a confused heap; a throng or jumble, as of people or sounds.

As a verb lurry is

to lug or pull about or lurry can be to hurry carelessly.



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



    Etymology 1

    Of obscure origin. See (l).


  • To lug or pull about.
  • To daub; dirty.
  • Etymology 2

    (etyl) precipitant.


  • (obsolete) A confused heap; a throng or jumble, as of people or sounds.
  • To turn prayer into a kind of lurry . — Milton.


  • To hurry carelessly.
  • (Webster 1913)