On'ry is an adjective and is a truncated version of the word "ornery". In the Baltimore, Maryland area, use of the term "on'ry" is quite common. In fact, in some of the Baltimore suburbs, reports have surfaced of locals beating down visitors for using "ornery" as opposed to the shortened, less complicated "on'ry". Attempts to question locals regarding this issue are usually met with a blank stare or an open-mouthed gaze downward.
Da-y-am...I'm gettin' on'ry 'cause da price a cigarettes done wen' up ag'in. An' they also jack'd up da price a Coors Light, uh, y'know, so ye'h I'm sure gettin' ev'n on'ryer now!
Common misspelling for ornery.
Only an ornery person would continue using 'onry' after reading this entry. Also: Ornery people would mod this entry down even though it is the correct one.
Origanilly to make fun of the Japanese way of saying "only"
You are the onry one who can stop them
to get uncomfortably bothered and mad.
to get "all riled up" but not do anything about it
to get stubborn and perverse.
an empty threat from james
"Don't make me get onry"
"James gets onry when chrisi threatens to beat him up"
Mean, generally grumpy disposition,
often for no particular reason, or with cause, pissed off and angry, with no intention to act on it other than to be unpleasant
1) He was an onry (hornery) ol' man
2) He was in an onry (hornery) mood
Originally meant as a reference to Honoré de Balzac, a writer whose works were banned in many countries during the 1800's, infering a similar character of inflamatory manner or lurid behavior. Being or feeling "Onry" (Anglized form of the french name Honoré)eludes to a person being like the work of the banned author. This reference has been lost to general use but the word remains.
"I don't know why he cut up all your panties...he was just being onry, I guess."