Main definitions of derry in English

: derry1Derry2

derry1

noun

in phrase have a derry on
NZ, Australian
informal
  • Have a strong dislike for.

    ‘they've always had a derry on us’
    • ‘While he is exhorting the President to patch up differences with the union, he appears to have a derry on some of his rivals.’

Origin

Late 19th century: apparently from the song refrain derry down, used humorously for down in the sense ‘dislike’.

Pronunciation

derry

/ˈdɛri/

Main definitions of derry in English

: derry1Derry2

Derry2

proper noun

Pronunciation

Derry

/ˈdɛri/