See also: Surrey
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈsʌɹi/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˈsʌɹi/, /ˈsə-/
- Rhymes: -ʌɹi
- Hyphenation: sur‧rey
surrey (plural surreys)
- (historical) A light horse-drawn carriage with forward-facing seats accommodating two or four people, popular in the United States; a motorized carriage of similar design.
1941 September, August W[illiam] Derleth, “Beyond the Threshold”, in D. McIlwraith, editor, Weird Tales, volume 36, number 1, New York, N.Y.: Weird Tales, OCLC 55045234; republished in Robert M[cNair] Price, editor, The Ithaqua Cycle: The Wind-walker of the Icy Wastes (Chaosium Publication; no. 6021), Hayward, Calif.: Chaosium, 2006, ↑ISBN, page 84:
- It suffered a wide verandah, one side of which led directly into the stables where, in former days, horses, surreys, and buggies had been kept, and where now two cars were housed— […]
1943, Oscar Hammerstein II (lyrics), Richard Rodgers (music), “The Surrey with the Fringe on Top”, in Oklahoma!:
- When I take you out, tonight, with me, / Honey, here's the way it's goin' to be: / You will set behind a team of snow white horses, / In the slickest gig you ever see! // Chicks and ducks and geese better scurry / When I take you out in the surrey, / When I take you out in the surrey with the fringe on top!