dhurrie

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Etymology[edit]

From Hindi.

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Noun[edit]

dhurrie (plural dhurries)

  1. A thick, flat-woven cotton Indian rug or carpet.
    • 1924, EM Forster, A Passage to India, Penguin 2005, p. 262:
      The eye-flies had colonized the top of an almeira; the red stains on the durry were thicker, for Mohammed Latif had slept here during his imprisonment and spat a good deal […].
    • 1997, Kiran Nagarkar, Cuckold, HarperCollins 2013, p. 359:
      They were hospitable and loved company We sat on a dhurrie under the open sky.
    • 2009 March 12, Julie Scelfo, “The $300 Makeover: West Village Studio”, in New York Times[1]:
      Ms. Unger saw potential in objects that were stylish but in need of cleaning, so she took Ms. Rich’s cotton dhurrie home for a wash and spent half an hour scrubbing a flea market coffee table with Murphy Oil Soap.

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