Durry vs Purry - What's the difference?

durry | purry |

As a noun durry

is a cigarette, especially a roll-your-own.

As an adjective purry is

purring; inclined to purr.



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




    (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.