derby

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Epsom Derby horse race, named after Edward Smith-Stanley, 12th Earl of Derby.

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Noun[edit]

derby (plural derbies)

  1. Any of several annual horse races.
  2. (by extension) Any organized race.
    a donkey derby
  3. (US) A bowler hat.
    • 1906, O. Henry, The Green Door
      He began to fan her with his hat. That was successful, for he struck her nose with the brim of his derby and she opened her eyes.
  4. (sports) A local derby.
    • 2011 April 15, Saj Chowdhury, “Norwich 2 - 1 Nott'm Forest”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Defeat sees Forest remain a point outside the top six with a derby against Leicester up next.
    • 2021 March 7, David Hytner, “Manchester United catch City cold as Fernandes and Shaw end winning run”, in The Guardian[2]:
      The left-back had been a selection concern because of an injury niggle but his first goal since last March swung this derby decisively in United’s favour, extending their club record unbeaten run away from home in the Premier League to 22 games and torpedoing City’s sequence of 21 straight wins in all competitions.

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Descendants[edit]

  • German: Derby
  • Portuguese: dérbi

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Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈdɛrbɪ]
  • Hyphenation: der‧by

Noun[edit]

derby n

  1. derby

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • derby in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English derby.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

derby m (plural derbys)

  1. derby (horse race)
  2. derby (local derby)

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English derby.

Noun[edit]

derby m (invariable)

  1. derby (horse race; sports event between local rivals)

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English derby.

Noun[edit]

derby n

  1. local derby

Declension[edit]

Declension of derby 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative derby derbyt derbyn derbyna
Genitive derbys derbyts derbyns derbynas