Origin obscure. Perhaps from English dialectal lurry (“to lug or pull about, drag”). Perhaps of North Germanic origin, related to Norwegian lurja, lorja, lerja (“wet, shapeless lump”), Norwegian lura (“cow-dung”), see lurt. Perhaps of Latin origin, related to French lourd (“heavy”).
lorry (plural lorries)
- (UK) A motor vehicle for transporting goods; a truck.
- (obsolete) A large low horse-drawn wagon.
- (dated) A small cart or wagon, as used on the tramways in mines to carry coal or rubbish.
- (dated) A barrow or truck for shifting baggage, as at railway stations.