来自英国地名Derby，来自1780年12th Earl of Derby在Epsom Downs举办的马术比赛，后地名逐渐通用化，代指各种比赛，因参赛的马队多来自德比郡，也引申词义同城大战。其字面意思为deer village, 即by的古义，村庄，集镇。
- derby (n.)
- type of hat," manufactured in U.S. 1850, name appears 1870, perhaps from annual Derby horse race in England, where this type of hat was worn. Race was begun 1780 by the 12th Earl of Derby; the name was used for any major horse race after 1875. Derby the English shire is Old English Deorby "deer village," from deor "deer" + by "habitation, homestead," from a Scandinavian source (see bylaw).
- 1. He won his first Derby on the aptly named "Never Say Die".
- 2. Britain came second in the Prix St Georges Derby.
- 3. He has been a Derby County supporter since boyhood.
- 4. I was enquiring in Lost Property at Derby.
- 5. a local derby between the two North London sides
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