So the next time you’re talking about the Manchester Derby with friends, remember to pronounce it dur-bee like the Kentucky Derby, lest you slip into an English accent like a weirdo.
Epsom Downs, near London, has had a derby race for three year old horses since 1780. The term later was applied to any important annual horse race (again usually for 3 year olds), as in the Kentucky Derby, but pronounced differently in the United States. Same spelling, same meaning, different pronunciation.
Only pronounce it "darby" if you're in the UK, otherwise I suspect your US friends will either constantly be asking you to clarify what you mean, or they'll correct you.
Derby definition is - any of several horse races held annually and usually restricted to three-year-olds. How to use derby in a sentence.
5 thoughts on “ I say Derby, you say Darby … Tom October 6, 2015 at 6:06 pm. Really I believe it’s the spelling that’s wrong in this case, Derby only recently in history (within the last 150 years or so) has had a change in spelling from ‘Darby’ or ‘Darbye’ so obviously anybody living locally or mentioning it with previous knowledge of the city would pronounce it as “Darby”.
Derby. Pronounced “darby,” this means a local rivalry game like Man City vs. Man U. Here’s a list of all the top derbies in English soccer this season. There is also a club called Derby County. Draw. Two meanings: a tie (like 2-2) and also how Cup fixtures are determined.
In many countries the term local derby, or simply just derby (pronounced 'dar-bee' after the city of Derby although Australians pronounce it as 'der-bee') means a sporting fixture between two (generally local) rivals, particularly in association football.
1. (sports) a. local derby. Todos los años se celebra un derby en el que participan todos los equipos de fútbol de la región.Every year a local derby is held where all the soccer teams in the region take part. b. derby. Lo que caracteriza a este tipo de derby es que solo participan caballos de pura sangre y solo asisten miembros de la élite ...