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Used throughout New Zealand and a large part of Australia as an all round term for a (tobacco) cigarette.

Despite my most concerted efforts, I have yet to find an acceptable etymology for this word. I can only surmise that it has been lost in the Mists Of Time.
E ta, bro, giz a durrie.
by Tama Boyle February 03, 2007
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(often, 'Durry')

Generic term for a cigarette in the Antipodeas, esp. Australia.
Short for 'Bull Durham' - an old brand of rolling tobacco.

"David Bradley, Australian Journal of Linguistics (1989) suggests that it may be derived from a widely used brand of loose tobacco used for roll-your-owns, Bull Durham, clipped and resuffixed with the most productive suffix for forming new colloquial words in Australian English."

Source: AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL DICTIONARY CENTRE
Please will you light my Durrie mate.
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Australian term for cigarette.

sometimes spelt with a y instead of an ie.

The term durrie is generally used by people in the Australian Defence force.
'Hey man, got a durrie.?'
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Cigarette, Australian saying, commonly used in Queensland, sometimes not understood in other parts of Australia.
Spoken by the bevan, who carries in the other hand a stubbie of XXXX, Tooheys or VB



Hey bloke, can I scab a durrie off you?
by jamesbrown April 23, 2003
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