Larry vs Lurry - What's the difference?

larry | lurry |

As nouns the difference between larry and lurry

is that larry is 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.



Proper noun

(en proper noun)
  • A diminutive of Laurence and Lawrence. Popular as a male given name in the U.S. in the 1940s and the 1950s.
  • * 1998 Carol Shields: Larry's Party . Penguin 1998. ISBN 0140266771 page 254:
  • No one gets named Larry' anymore. It's had it as a name. Think of someone called ' Larry and you automatically conjure up a guy drinking beer in a sixties rec room.
  • * 2002 Laurell K. Hamilton: Circus of the Damned . JOVE 2002. ISBN 0515134481 page 149:
  • "Larry', name's '''Larry'''." I smiled, it was too ridiculous. He was worried about me calling him Lawrence instead of ' Larry with a rogue zombie climbing out of the dirt.

    Derived terms

    * happy as Larry English diminutives of male given names



    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)