Larry

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Larry

  1. A diminutive of the male given name Laurence or 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 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 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.
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Blend of Louis +‎ Harry.

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Larry

  1. (fandom slang) The real-person ship of Louis Tomlinson and Harry Styles of the band One Direction.
    • 2013, Andrea Flores, "Is Your (Relation)Ship Sailing?", TheBearCat (San Mateo High School), 1 November 2013, page 8:
      "Larry" shippers even make evidence videos on YouTube to try to prove that they are actually a couple, showing a more extreme side of shipping.
    • 2014, Mary Sheehan, "One Direction: Why We Need To Pay Attention", The Edge (Elon University), Fall 2014, page 25:
      Fan platforms often include some type of Larry fan fiction, fan art and detailed explanations of their fan theories.
    • 2016, Bethan Jones, "'I Will Throw You off Your Ship and You Will Drown and Die': Death Threats, Intra-Fandom Hate, and the Performance of Fangirling", in Seeing Fans: Representations of Fandom in Media and Popular Culture (eds. Lucy Bennett & Paul Booth), page 60:
      Perhaps the most striking example of this intra-fandom antagonism comes in responses to Larry shippers.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:Larry.
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