Curry vs Purry - What's the difference?

curry | purry |


As a proper noun curry

is a family name of irish origin, from.

As an adjective purry is

purring; inclined to purr.

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curry

English

(wikipedia curry)

Etymology 1

1747 (as currey, first published recipe for the dish in English(Hannah Glasse), Glasse’s , 1747), from (etyl) . Earlier cury found in 1390 cookbook (Forme of Cury) (Forms of Cooking) by court chefs of (Richard II of England).

Noun

(curries)
  • One of a family of dishes originating from South Asian cuisine, flavoured by a spiced sauce.
  • A spiced sauce or relish, especially one flavoured with curry powder.
  • Curry powder
  • Synonyms
    * (dish) Ruby Murray (rhyming slang) * (curry powder) curry powder
    Derived terms
    * curry leaf * curry paste * curry powder * currywurst * give someone curry
    See also
    * piccalilli (Related Indian dishes) * balti * bhaji * bhuna * biryani * chilli * chutney * dhansak * dopiaza * garam masala * herb * jalfresi * karahi * korma * madras * makhani, makhonee * moghlai * naan * pakora * papadum, poppadum * paratha * pasanda * phall * roghan josh * samosa * spice * tandoor * tandoori * tikka masala * vindaloo

    Verb

  • To cook or season with curry powder.
  • Etymology 2

    From (etyl) currayen, from (etyl) correer 'to prepare', presumably from Vulgar (etyl) conredare, from com- (a form of con- 'together') + some Germanic base verb

    Verb

  • (label) To groom (a horse); to dress or rub down a horse with a curry comb.
  • * (Beaumont and Fletcher) (1603-1625)
  • Your short horse is soon curried .
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  • , title= Mr. Pratt's Patients , passage=One day I was out in the barn and he drifted in. I was currying the horse and he set down on the wheelbarrow and begun to ask questions.}}
  • (label) To dress (leather) after it is tanned by beating, rubbing, scraping and colouring.
  • (label) To beat, thrash; to drub.
  • * (Beaumont and Fletcher) (1603-1625)
  • I have seen him curry a fellow's carcass handsomely.
  • * 1663 , (Hudibras) , by , part 1,
  • By setting brother against brother / To claw and curry one another.
  • (label) To try to win or gain (favour) by flattering.
  • Usage notes
    The sense "To win or gain favour" is most frequently used in the phrases "to curry favour (with)" and "to curry [someone's] favour",
    Derived terms
    * curry favor

    Etymology 3

    From , a computer scientist

    Verb

  • (computing) To perform currying upon.
  • Etymology 4

    Possibly derived from currier , a common 16-18th century form of courier, as if to ride post, to post. Possibly influenced by scurry.

    Verb

  • (obsolete) To scurry; to ride or run hastily.
  • *
  • (obsolete) To cover (a distance); (of a projectile) to traverse (its range).
  • * 1608 , George Chapman, The Conspiracie, and Tragedie of Charles Duke of Byron 2.245
  • I am not hee that can ... by midnight leape my horse, curry seauen miles.
  • * 1662 , Thomas Salusbury, Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (Dialogue Two)
  • All these shots shall curry or finish their ranges in times equal to each other.
  • (obsolete) To hurry.
  • * 1676 , Andrew Marvell, Mr. Smirke 34
  • A sermon is soon curryed over.

    References

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    purry

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • purring; inclined to purr
  • * 2003 , John Dos Passos, Manhattan Transfer (page 74)
  • "The little dear," came the nurse's voice low and purry and reassuring, "he's been sitting up worrying all night and he never bothered us once."
  • * 2009 , Tui Sutherland, Bulldog Won't Budge (page 145)
  • I gingerly patted Carbonel's back. His ears twitched, and I felt a rumble go through his fur. He was purring! “You have a very purry cat,” I said to Ellie.