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wry (adj.)

1520s, "distorted, somewhat twisted to one side," from obsolete verb wry "to contort, to twist or turn," from Old English wrigian "to turn, bend, move, go," from Proto-Germanic *wrig- (source also of Old Frisian wrigia "to bend," Middle Low German wrich "turned, twisted"), from PIE *wreik- "to turn" (source also of Greek rhoikos "crooked," Lithuanian raišas "lame, limping"), from root *wer- (2) "to turn, bend." Of words, thoughts, etc., from 1590s. The original sense is preserved in awry.

updated on January 25, 2018

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Definitions of wry from WordNet

wry (adj.)
humorously sarcastic or mocking;
with a wry Scottish wit
Synonyms: dry / ironic / ironical
wry (adj.)
bent to one side;
a wry neck
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