Definitions for derbyˈdɜr bi; Brit. ˈdɑr-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bowler hat, bowler, derby hat, derby, plug hat(noun)

    a felt hat that is round and hard with a narrow brim


  1. derby(Noun)

    Any of several annual horseraces.

  2. derby(Noun)

    By extension, any organized race.

  3. derby(Noun)

    A bowler hat

  4. derby(Noun)

    A local derby

  5. Derby(ProperNoun)

    A city in the east Midlands of England, once the county town of Derbyshire.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Derby(noun)

    a race for three-old horses, run annually at Epsom (near London), for the Derby stakes. It was instituted by the 12th Earl of Derby, in 1780

  2. Derby(noun)

    a stiff felt hat with a dome-shaped crown


  1. Derby

    Derby is a city and unitary authority in the East Midlands region of England. It lies upon the banks of the River Derwent and is located in the south of the ceremonial county of Derbyshire. In the 2011 census, the city had a population of 248,700.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Derby

    county town of Derbyshire, on the Derwent, with manufactures of silk, cotton hosiery, lace, porcelain, &c.; it is the centre of a great railway system.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'derby' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3828

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Cecily Kellogg of Philadelphia:

    Now? She's absolutely crazy about roller derby and loves it. Can't wait to go each week.

  2. Bob Baffert:

    I can't believe I drew the 1-2 of all draws, i'm just glad I didn't draw that for Kentucky Derby.

  3. Trainer Bob Baffert:

    The dreaded one hole, it's not a good feeling, when Santa Anita Derby winner Dortmund drew the eight, I was happy with that.

  4. Bill Clinton:

    There's a lot of them. It looks more like the Kentucky Derby than Belmont, i sympathize with the question of how the primary voters are going to decide who to vote for.

  5. Cecily Kellogg of Philadelphia:

    Boy oh boy, did I want her to quit. Both times I walked away from her, it was one of the hardest things I've ever done, now? She's absolutely crazy about roller derby and loves it. Can't wait to go each week.

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