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"derby" in British English

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derbynoun [C]

uk   /ˈdɑː.bi/  us   /ˈdɝː-/
  • derby noun [C] (SPORTING EVENT)

a ​sportsevent between ​teams in the same ​area: a local derby between Manchester United and Manchester City mainly US a ​sportsevent in which any ​competitor can take ​part: the ​annual New Hampshire ​fishing derby
  • derby noun [C] (HAT)

US a bowler hat

Derbynoun [C usually singular]

uk   /ˈdɑː.bi/  us   /ˈdɝː-/
(Definition of derby from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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derbynoun [C]

 us   /ˈdɜr·bi/
a man’s ​hat that has a round, hard ​top and is usually ​black
(Definition of derby from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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