• IPA: /ˈkɛɹi/
Proper noun
  1. A county in Ireland.
  2. A village in Powys, Wales, originally in Montgomeryshire (OS grid ref SO1489).
  3. Surname derived from the place name, or from the Middle English - given name Kendrick.
    • 2004 The Bulletin, Australia, "Hustling Hustings", February 25, 2004:
      A ticket of John Kerry and John Edwards with, effectively, four first names, would send the wrong message to the world. Also no candidate has ever been elected president, with a girl's name like "Kerry" for a "surname".
  4. A male given name.
    • 1845 Charles James Lever, The O' Donoghue: A Tale of Ireland Fifty Years Ago, W. Curry 1845, page 26:
      Kerry O'Leary - for so was he called to distinguish him from those of the name in the adjoining county - soon made his appearance in the court-yard beneath.
  5. A female given name, originally of Australian usage, also spelled Keri, Kerri and Kerrie.
Translations Translations
  • Russian: Ке́рри

Kerry (plural Kerries)

  1. An animal belonging to a rare breed of dairy cattle, native to Ireland.

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